The 5 W’s of Isolation Gaskets

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The 5 W’s of Isolation Gaskets

Oct 8, 2020 By Chett Norton, C.E.T.   Isolation gaskets may seem to be a complicated subject when trying to determine what is required and whether you require them at all. When looking at possible isolation gasket application requirements I like to put on my “Sherlock Holmes” hat and asks myself the following 5 W’s… Read More »

Check Valves – Back to the Basics – Part 1

September 25, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. Many informative articles have been written about check valves in the past… with that being said, let’s take this discussion “Back to the Basics”. Check valves, or one-way valves, are designed to stop backflow and ultimately, to protect pumps & compressors…. Read More »

Choosing the Right Gaskets for FDA Applications

Aug 28, 2020 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant The Food and Drug administration (FDA) comprises of a very broad and complex area of regulations. While there is no specific required certificate for FDA approval, it is up to the manufacturer to read and review the regulations to ensure their material/product meet that particular… Read More »

A Moment with Mike Shorts – Industrial Processes and Emissions Control

June 9, 2020 “I think a manufacturer’s position on sustainability needs to be twofold. It’s not just about the years of product design and improvement, it is also about what they are doing on the frontline to reduce their own environmental impact.” – Mike Shorts, President, Triangle Fluid Controls Spend a moment with Mike and… Read More »

Considerations When Upgrading or Changing Pre-Specified Gaskets

May 13, 2020 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant With on-going global changes, most industries in turn, have reflectively looked at making improvements in their choice of gaskets for their particular application needs.   Here is a list of factors that can contribute to changing and/or upgrading a gasket: Change in the process or… Read More »

More Gasket Guru Video Training Videos to come!

May 1, 2020 By: Sylvia Flegg, TFC Marketing Manager Finding a reliable sealing solution has never been easier! With the past success of our 2019 release of 4 SEALutions videos, we are happy to announce that more will be coming later this year! This past year we presented a brand new video series, SEALutions, that… Read More »

Press Release – TFC Producing PPE Face Shields for QHC

April 22, 2020 Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. in production of more than 1,000 face shields to be delivered to front-line health care workers at Quinte Health Care (QHC). Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd., proudly announced their plan to start production of more than 1,000 Medically Approved Face Shields for QHC, the regional health care sector. Quinte… Read More »

A 360° Look at Check Valve Flow Orientation

April 16, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant Check Valve Flow Orientation and Position Explained As we know, not all styles of check valves are suitable for different flow directions. Pump design or space limitation are important considerations when designing a system that specifies the correct check valve to be used. Given correct information,… Read More »

Should I stay? Or should I go?

April 14, 2020 By: Sylvia Flegg, TFC Marketing Manager Gasket Shelf Life The shelf life for Durlon® gaskets vary, depending on the material and the length of time it has been stored. All full-sized sheets and rolls of Durlon® materials are fully lot traceable and have the applicable batch number and cure date printed on each… Read More »

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 »