Mill Test Reports in the Gasket World

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Mill Test Reports in the Gasket World

Mar 29, 2022 By: Alireza Zandi Karimi , Applications Engineer, Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. In general, Mill Test reports frame the key steps in a metal product’s journey: the step from the steel mill that melted the metal; to the distributor, the mill sold the metal to. Mill Test Report (MTR) – also referred to… Read More »

Impact of Flange Finish on Gasket Performance

Mar 28, 2022 By: Sylvia Flegg, Marketing Manager, Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. Considered an essential component, a flange is a type of mechanical seal that can connect valves, steam traps, strainers, and alike, in a piping system. While non-metallic flanges such as glass and reinforced plastic are used for some services, most flanges are metal…. Read More »

The Dangers of Hot Bolting

Dec 6, 2021 By: Alireza Zandi Karimi, Applications Engineer, Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. Hot bolting is the practice of sequential removing and replacing of bolts on a bolted joint (e.g. flange, heat exchanger, manway, etc.) while the joint assembly is under reduced operating pressure. This practice is potentially hazardous, and the utmost caution, therefore, needs… Read More »

DFT Silent Check Valve FAQs – Part 1

Aug 10, 2021 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.   As the Canadian master distributor for DFT® silent check valves, we experience quite a volume of questions regarding their function and capabilities. So we have decided to list the most common “Frequently Asked Questions”.   What series can be used… Read More »

How to trouble-shoot gasket leaks

June 18, 2021 By: Samantha Harrison, QA/Applications Specialist There is nothing worse than being woken up in the middle of the night because of a leak in your piping system… and more often than not, gaskets get the blame! Application leaks can be dangerous and expensive but at the same time, preventable. Unforeseen expenses due… Read More »

Why Durtec?

Mar 30, 2021 By: Samantha Harrison, QA/Applications Specialist There’s a buzz in the sealing industry about our Durtec® gasket. So, what’s a Durtec®, you ask? Very simply, it’s the combination of a corrugated metal gasket and a Kammprofile, on steroids! The Durlon® Durtec® is the next-generation semi-metallic gasket featuring a corrugated profile, based on our… Read More »

Gasket Thickness

Feb 10, 2021 By: Samantha Harrison, QA/Applications Specialist Is thicker better? Well, when talking about gasket thickness it may not be. Depending on the type of gasket material being used, the size of the gasket, application parameters, and flange condition can affect the gasket thickness needed for your application.   Metallic and Semi-Metallic Gaskets The… Read More »

Thermal Cycling Effects on Valve Operation

Jan 21, 2021 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.   What is Thermal Cycling? Thermal Cycling is the process of alternately cooling & heating material and is often used in manufacturing environments to enhance the material’s properties.   Wafer Check Valves When a wafer valve is placed in an application… Read More »

Check Valves – Back to the Basics – Part 2

Dec 3, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. What is meant by check valve sizing? Sizing a centre guided valve is not difficult. Along with the pipe size, pressure class, and type of valve required (flanged, wafer, etc.), users need the actual working pressure, flow rate, media type, temperature,… Read More »

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 »

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 »