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Separation Rings

Separation Rings

KnitMesh Technologies knitted mesh separation rings have been developed to provide a constant gap between the two ceramic honeycomb bricks in twin-brick catalytic converters.

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Using a metallic knitted wire mesh separation ring ensures the gap is consistent and prevents gas erosion of intumescent mats.
Separation rings can be produced in a wide range of materials including 304, 316, 321, 310, and 310S stainless steel. Inconel 601* can be used in high temperature applications.
For better shape definition, a sleeve of knitted wire mesh can also be placed around the outside of the wool packing.
*Inconel is a registered trademark of Special Metals Corporation, USA.

Knitted Mesh for Separation Rings

  • Available to suit round or oval ceramic monolith bricks
  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective over other solutions
  • Does not chip the ceramic monolith
  • Man-made materials, such as ceramic yarns, can be co-knit with a metal filament to improve sealing and further reduce the possibility of gas bypass
  • Materials available to suit temperatures exceeding 1000°C

Suitable Materials for Separation Rings