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 »

What Does Gasket Installation Really Cost Your Plant?

February 11, 2016 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T Contemplating what to write about this month, I was looking out the window of my office staring at the other plants in the business park with steam spewing from their towers and stacks. Like that, the topic came to me: this is the time of year that I… Read more »

A 360° Look at Check Valve Flow Orientation

January 12, 2016 By: Bruce Ellis We are going to discuss check valve flow orientation and position! The issue can come from different requirements caused by pump design or space limitations. As we know, not all styles of check valves are suitable for different flow directions. It is important to consider this when designing a… Read more »

How Long Will A Bolted Flange Gasket Last?

December 16, 2015 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T Have you ever received the dreaded 2 a.m. call from plant staff saying that things are at a standstill – production is down? You arrive at the plant, walk through the parking lot, coffee in hand, and head to the locker room. When you come out on to… Read more »

Spiral Wound Gaskets – The Durlon Difference!

Spiral Wound Gaskets – The Durlon Difference! By: Chett Norton, C.E.T November 3, 2015 Spiral wounds gaskets ( SWGs) are a great multi-purpose gasket used in piping systems throughout the world. They are somewhat inexpensive, durable and in most cases readily available (pending metallurgical and filler requirements). The good thing about SWGs is that they… Read more »