Gasket Material Selection Tools

By: Chett Norton, C.E.T. When it comes to finding the appropriate gasket material for your system, gasket selection can be one of two things: confusing or intimidating. Some are not sure where to begin, while others find the thought of dangerous leaks or costly shutdowns put them on edge. To help ease the selection process… Read more »

Check Valve Cost of Ownership

Why are in-line check valves so expensive? June 8, 2017 By: Bruce Ellis and Stephanie Jouppien   As Canada’s national DFT Check Valve channel partner, we speak with many different people across many different industries in need of an in-line check valve. Once we’ve priced out a valve that fits someone’s needs with custom sizing,… Read more »

6 Common Tools Used in Gasket Installation

May 4, 2017 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T Gasket installation seems like a simple concept: You take a gasket, put it between two pipes, tighten the bolts and voilà…..it’s done. Although this seems like a straightforward process, even to a seasoned veteran pipefitter, it can be tedious or downright scary if proper care is not taken… Read more »

Gasket Selection Chart

  1. Critical service can be any factor essential to plant operation or personnel/plant safety, and can include environmental compliance. Failure or disruption of any critical service could result in serious impacts such as fines, time loss and/or   injuries. 2. Extreme Temperature Gasket Series *See product descriptions for more information NOTE: This selection chart is… Read more »

Size Matters! How to Properly Size Check Valves

March 2, 2017 By: Bruce Ellis and Stephanie Jouppien   You may have heard this one before but size really does matter!   When it comes to check valves or one-way valves, the properly sized valve is the best preforming valve. As simple as this logic is, check valve sizing is largely misunderstood. Check valve… Read more »

How to Diagnose & Seal Damaged Flange Faces

January 26, 2017 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T and Stephanie Jouppien   Figure 1: Pitted flange with steam cuts. Photo courtesy of Slade Inc. Imperfections on flange faces happen. With regular maintenance and removing old, stuck-on gasket\debris, flanges with scratches, pits, dents and dings are a common site in many a plant. With more and more… Read more »

Check Valves for Reciprocating Compressors

Gas problems? No need to raise a stink! May 31, 2016 By: Bruce Ellis   If you work in natural gas processing and refrigeration, chances are you know the demands of storing and transporting gas. Compared to fluid sealing and discharge, the media flow isn’t steady, instead, gas “pulses” (through a pipeline) from a reciprocating… Read more »

High Temp Gaskets 101

March 22, 2016 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T   When the conversation turns to gasket selection for high temperatures, things can get a little heated. The truth of the matter is that one person’s idea of a high temperature application is not the same as the next person’s.   Gasket temperature limits can be classified into… Read more »