Ring gaskets are also known as RTJ gasket or O-ring Gaskets. These gaskets are used for high-pressure services. They are solid rings of metal (cut from plate, pipe, or a forged ring) in different cross-sections such as oval, round, octagonal.

Special RTJ gasket comes with a hole in the center for pressure equalization in the subsea pipeline application. You can see the different types of RTJ gasket in the image below.

rtj gaskets Types

Ring Joint Gaskets are used with Ring Type Joint (RTJ) flanges. High surface stress is developed between an RTJ gasket and the flange groove when RTJ gasket is bolted to a flange. This leads to the plastic deformation of this gasket.

Thus, the hardness of the gasket is kept less than the hardness of the flange groove. The only thing you have to take care of is that the hardness of the gasket shall always be less than flange material by at least 50 BHN. For more info visit –Lamons

RTJ Gasket Materials and Hardness

A list of material that can be used for metallic gaskets and the maximum acceptable hardness for these materials is given in ASME B16.20. Refer below table for more information.

GASKET MATERIALSBRINELL HARDNESS NUMBER (max)ROCKWELL HARDNESS NUMBER -B Scale (max)IDENTIFICATION
Soft iron9056D
Low carbon steel12068S
4-6% Chrome 1/2% molybdenum13072F5
Type 410 Stainless Steel17086S410
Type 304 Stainless Steel16083S304
Type 316 Stainless Steel16083S316
Type 347 Stainless Steel16083S347
Type 410 Stainless Steel17086S410

RTJ Gasket Dimension Chart

Dimensions of RTJ Ring gaskets are covered in ASME B16.20. You can see the dimension chart below. Please check with the standard before using the chart.

During dimension inspection of the gasket, you should check for

  • Diameter – Inside / Outside
  • Width / Height
  • Thickness
  • Centering ring dimensions
  • Permissible Variations of Gasket dimensions are covered in ASME B16.20
rtj metal gasket dimension inspection
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Oval Ring Metal Gasket Dimensions

Oval Ring Gasket Dimensions
R noP-Pitch DiaA-WidthB-Height Oval Ring
R-1134.146.3511.2
R-1239.77.9514.2
R-1342.887.9514.2
R-1444.457.9514.2
R-1547.637.9514.2
R-1650.87.9514.2
R-1757.157.9514.2
R-1860.337.9514.2
R-1965.17.9514.2
R-2068.287.9514.2
R-2172.2411.1317.5
R-2282.557.9514.2
R-2382.5511.1317.5
R-2495.2511.1317.5
R-25101.67.9514.2
R-26101.611.1317.5
R-27107.9511.1317.5
R-28111.1312.719.1
R-29114.37.9514.2
R-30117.4811.1317.5
R-31123.8311.1317.5
R-3212712.719.1
R-33131.787.9514.2
R-34131.7811.1317.5
R-35136.5311.1317.5
R-36149.237.9514.2
R-37149.2311.1317.5
R-38157.1815.8822.4
R-39161.9311.1317.5
R-40171.457.9514.2
R-41180.9811.1317.5
R-42190.519.0525.4
R-43193.687.9514.2
R-44193.6811.1317.5
R-45211.1511.1317.5
R-46211.1512.719.1
R-47228.619.0525.4
R-48247.657.9514.2
R-49269.8811.1317.5
R-50269.8815.8822.4
R-51279.422.2328.7
R-52304.87.9514.2
R-53323.8511.1317.5
R-54323.8515.8822.4
R-55342.928.5836.6
R-563817.9514.2
R-5738111.1317.5
R-5838122.2328.7
R-59396.887.9514.2
R-60406.431.7539.6
R-61419.111.1317.5
R-62419.115.8822.4
R-63419.125.433.3
R-64454.037.9514.2
R-65469.911.1317.5
R-66469.915.8822.4
R-67469.928.5836.6
R-68517.537.9514.2
R-69533.411.1317.5
R-70533.419.0525.4
R-71533.428.5836.6
R-72558.87.9514.2
R-73584.212.719.1
R-74584.219.0525.4
R-75584.231.7539.6
R-76673.17.9514.2
R-77692.1515.8822.4
R-78692.1525.433.3
R-79692.1534.9344.5
R-92228.611.1317.5

Octagonal Type Metal Gasket Dimensions

Octagonal Ring Gasket Dimensions
R noP-Pitch DiaA-WidthH- Height Octagonal RingC- Width of Flat on Octagonal RingR1 – Radius Octagonal Ring
R-1134.146.359.74.321.5
R-1239.77.9512.75.231.5
R-1342.887.9512.75.231.5
R-1444.457.9512.75.231.5
R-1547.637.9512.75.231.5
R-1650.87.9512.75.231.5
R-1757.157.9512.75.231.5
R-1860.337.9512.75.231.5
R-1965.17.9512.75.231.5
R-2068.287.9512.75.231.5
R-2172.2411.13167.751.5
R-2282.557.9512.75.231.5
R-2382.5511.13167.751.5
R-2495.2511.13167.751.5
R-25101.67.9512.75.231.5
R-26101.611.13167.751.5
R-27107.9511.13167.751.5
R-28111.1312.717.58.661.5
R-29114.37.9512.75.231.5
R-30117.4811.13167.751.5
R-31123.8311.13167.751.5
R-3212712.717.58.661.5
R-33131.787.9512.75.231.5
R-34131.7811.13167.751.5
R-35136.5311.13167.751.5
R-36149.237.9512.75.231.5
R-37149.2311.13167.751.5
R-38157.1815.8820.610.491.5
R-39161.9311.13167.751.5
R-40171.457.9512.75.231.5
R-41180.9811.13167.751.5
R-42190.519.0523.912.321.5
R-43193.687.9512.75.231.5
R-44193.6811.13167.751.5
R-45211.1511.13167.751.5
R-46211.1512.717.58.661.5
R-47228.619.0523.912.321.5
R-48247.657.9512.75.231.5
R-49269.8811.13167.751.5
R-50269.8815.8820.610.491.5
R-51279.422.2326.914.811.5
R-52304.87.9512.75.231.5
R-53323.8511.13167.751.5
R-54323.8515.8820.610.491.5
R-55342.928.5835.119.812.3
R-563817.9512.75.231.5
R-5738111.13167.751.5
R-5838122.2326.914.811.5
R-59396.887.9512.75.231.5
R-60406.431.7538.122.332.3
R-61419.111.13167.751.5
R-62419.115.8820.610.491.5
R-63419.125.431.817.32.3
R-64454.037.9512.75.231.5
R-65469.911.13167.751.5
R-66469.915.8820.610.491.5
R-67469.928.5835.119.812.3
R-68517.537.9512.75.231.5
R-69533.411.13167.751.5
R-70533.419.0523.912.321.5
R-71533.428.5835.119.812.3
R-72558.87.9512.75.231.5
R-73584.212.717.58.661.5
R-74584.219.0523.912.321.5
R-75584.231.7538.122.332.3
R-76673.17.9512.75.231.5
R-77692.1515.8820.610.491.5
R-78692.1525.431.817.32.3
R-79692.1534.9341.424.822.3
R-80615.957.9512.75.231.5
R-8163514.319.19.581.5
R-8257.1511.13167.751.5
R-8463.511.13167.751.5
R-8579.3812.717.58.661.5
R-8690.515.8820.610.491.5
R-87100.0315.8820.610.491.5
R-88123.8319.0523.912.321.5
R-89114.319.0523.912.321.5
R-90155.5822.2326.914.811.5
R-91260.3531.7538.122.332.3
R-92228.611.13167.751.5
R-93749.319.0523.912.321.5
R-94800.119.0523.912.321.5
R-95857.2519.0523.912.321.5
R-96914.422.2326.914.811.5
R-97965.222.2326.914.811.5
R-981022.3522.2326.914.811.5
R-99234.9511.13167.751.5
R-100749.328.5835.119.812.3
R-101800.131.7538.122.332.3
R-102857.2531.7538.122.332.3
R-103914.431.7538.122.332.3
R-104965.234.9341.424.822.3
R-1051022.3534.9341.424.822.3

Tolerances in millimetres

  • Width of ring +/- 0.20 mm
  • Height of ring +1.3 mm to -0.5 mm
  • Width of end flat on octagonal ring +/- 0.20 mm
  • Average pith diameter of ring +/- 0.18 mm
  • Corner radius on octagonal ring +/- 0.50 mm
  • Angle +/- 1/2 degree
  • Angle +/- 1/2 degree

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