What is Ideal Gasket Stress?

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What is Ideal Gasket Stress?

March 26, 2020 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Gasket stress is a very important parameter that describes the unit load of a bolted joint surface because each type of gasket material responds differently to gasket stress. Soft and conformable gaskets may seal at low gasket stress where hard metal gasket may require much… Read More »

Packaging and Handling SWGs

February 28, 2020 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Spiral wound gaskets (SWGS) are a multi-component product that needs to be handled with care to prevent damage to the gasket. So it is very important to take great pride in packaging these SWG’s so that they reach our distributors safely and intact. Storage Most… Read More »

What is m and y gasket design constants, and how are they used?

December 3, 2019 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant   m & y explained Gaskets are designed to maintain a static seal between two stationary, imperfect surfaces of a mechanical system and must be able to maintain that seal under different operating conditions, such as temperature and pressure. The design of bolted flanges requires… Read More »

How to Avoid Corrosion on Flanges

October 7, 2019 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Shutdowns cost industry millions. And a significant impact on operating costs can be due to corrosion, or damaged flange faces. When corrosive media meets the sealing surfaces of facing flanges a leak WILL occur. So, flange maintenance is an important step to help prevent leakage…. Read More »

2018 Randy McKay Sales Award goes to…..

“The Randy Mckay award is given out annually by Triangle Fluid Controls to the Regional Sales Manager with the highest year over year growth in their respective territory. I am pleased to announce this years winner, our Western Canada Regional Sales Manager, John Anderson. John has been with our organization for over 10 years and… Read More »

Benefits of Flexible Graphite

August 21, 2019 By: Michael Pawlowski, Laboratory Technologist   Because of its versatility and sealing capabilities, Flexible graphite is becoming a favourable material for extreme service applications. From pulp and paper, and mining to chemical, petrochemical, and automotive applications, the high thermal conductivity, chemical resistance, and self-lubrication of flexible graphite lends itself well in these… Read More »

How to Manage and Understand Flange Face Damage

July 31, 2019 By Chett Norton, C.E.T. Many of the aging plants we service are run beyond their expected life cycle and over time, metal piping, including flanges can corrode and become worn due to various reasons, making flange conditions a very important part of creating an effective gasket seal. One of the main reasons… Read More »

Benefits of Replacing a Swing Check with a Non-Slam Check Valve

July 3, 2019 By: John Anderson, Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada Recently, while calling on an oil and gas customer, I was illustrating the perils of using a swing check on liquid pump discharge where reverse flow and water hammer can be an issue. Part way through our conversation, the customer’s eyes lit up, and… Read More »

Gasket Joint Safety

June 24, 2019 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Safety First Being safe on the job includes maintaining and correctly installing gaskets. The number one safety procedure when installing a gasket into a bolted flange joint is to have an assembler who has been qualified in reference to ASME PCC-1. When installing a gasket,… Read More »

Low Temperature Gaskets – How Low Can You Go?

June 6, 2019 By: Michael Pawlowski and Sylvia Flegg Modern technology often requires rare or ultra-pure materials that can only be handled or obtained within extreme environmental conditions. These same conditions present unique and hazardous difficulties when transporting or utilizing these resources. Resources such as liquid oxygen, nitrogen, or argon; all of which are classified as… Read More »