Between the Pipes Q2 2022

Our team is growing!

As my role has evolved in order to provide marketing assistance to all our global companies, I’m happy to welcome our new Marketing Coordinator, Austin Boyd. Together, we are working on many projects that will increase brand awareness while providing new and creative marketing material for all our global distributors.

Over the next couple of months, we will be rolling out industry applications, brand & SEALution videos, blogs and new literature.

Lastly… sending Durabla Canada a big “Congratulations” on your 100th Anniversary! Check out our special edition comic strip dedicated to this event.

Sylvia Flegg, Global Marketing Manager

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Sealing Solutions for OEM Services

What Is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)?
An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a business that produces component parts for another company’s products. These other companies, called value-added resellers or VARs, will use the OEM products to build a finished product, which they will sell.

How Does an OEM Work?
OEMs work by producing goods that can be sold directly to another business so that they can manufacture a new product, and sell it under their brand name.

With increasing consumer demand for oil and gas, refining, and petrochemical products, the need for rapid expansion and development of OEMs offer several benefits to end-users looking to grow and expand their production. From large capital projects to quick turnarounds, today’s OEMs and fabricators can be found in every part of the supply chain.

Sourcing gaskets and seals can be a difficult task for OEM designers and buyers due to the wide array of material types, specifications, and options available. Additionally, these applications have very specific and stringent criteria, so choosing the right materials and fabrication method is critical.

Benefits of OEM

  • Improved time for producers to market their new machines using the OEM products
  • Increased innovation by the component manufacturers
  • Reduced development costs and risks for machines manufacturers
  • Access to key technologies

Durlon® is listed as an approved material on many multinational end-user databases. Durlon® Gasket Technologies develops and manufactures special and custom-made sealing solutions according to customer specifications for various OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and customized applications. Our dedicated engineers will work with you to create a sealing system fit for your needs, reducing development costs and improving safety.

OEMs are key to the development, design, and manufacture of industrial and commercial products and the component parts used to make them. The quality of OEM component parts and industry standards ensure proper performance. Engineers, MROs (maintenance, repair, and operations), and procurement professionals also rely on OEM manufacturing and engineering expertise. This technical knowledge is often provided in partnership with distributors. This know-how helps make sure that the parts and sub-assemblies used in finished products perform as designed.


Considering the environmental climate of today, it is more important than ever to prevent leakage in your piping systems. With flanges being the most common trouble area, proper sealing is key to preventing leakage. Durlon® offers quality products and materials which can help solve most flange sealing problems from eliminating leakage to preventing corrosion, and saving the integrity of the pipeline.

Our Durlon® iGuard flange Isolation & Sealing Kits are designed to be used on flanges and piping systems to create a dielectric break, which provides cathodic protection, assist in the prevention of corrosion and eventual break down of the metal, and isolate any current in the piping system from continuing down the line.

Gasket styles are available in:

Type F (Raised Face)
The outside of the gasket fits inside of the flange bolt circle to ensure the exact positioning of the gasket.
Type E (Full Face)
This design facilitates proper alignment of the gasket during installation and prevents foreign material from shorting the flange isolation.
Type D (RTJ) flanges
This design specifically fits into the ring groove of ring-type-joint flanges.
From NPS 1/2” (DN15) to NPS 144” (DN 3600) or equivalent, to meet all international piping sizes. iGuard™ gaskets meet AWWA, ANSI, API, DN, JIS, and all other dimensional standards.

The Standard Kit

Consists of a gasket, isolating washers and isolating bolt/stud sleeves. The gasket carrier can be constructed of plain phenolic, neo-faced phenolic, epoxy glass (G-3, G-10, or G-11), epoxy glass (G-10) bonded to 316SS core, Durlon® 7910, 8400, 8500, or 9000.


Each Durlon® iGuard™ Flange Isolation & Sealing Kit is packaged individually in durable corrugated boxes. Isolating sleeves and washers are packaged separately and cushioned within the box to protect them from damage during shipment. Each set is clearly tagged with flange size, pressure rating, type or isolating sleeve, and whether it is a single washer or double washer set.
Learn more page 46-49 of the Durlon Gasket Manual.


Answer: Glass

Industry Tradeshows

Global Energy Show – June 7-9, 2022
As North America’s Leading Energy Event, the Global Energy Show is the largest B2B exhibition and conference engaging industry buyers and sellers, stakeholders and partners, CEOs, and young professionals together to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever-changing energy landscape.

BMO Centre at Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Canadian Mining Expo – June 8-9, 2022
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Mining Industry. Hear from CEO and Management level representatives from Canada’s top producers and future leaders. Learn of opportunities that exist within the supply and service sector as these companies prepare for the expansion and development of world-class mine operations.

McIntyre Community Centre
Schumacher, Ontario, Canada




Next issue highlights: Industry and product focus. We’ll share a new video, news, and upcoming events you may want to look into. And of course, we will put those genius brains to the work again and tickle your funny bone with another adventure from our gasket guru. See you in August 2022!