How Gaskets are Measured

February 23, 2018 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T. and Sylvia Flegg Gaskets come in all shapes and sizes: round, oval, rectangular etc. Accurate measurement size is important because it ensures that the gasket will fit properly and will not get in the way of the installation. Additionally, measurement is managed by QC, assuring that the gasket will comply… Read more »

Common Gasket Cutting Processes – 3 Technologies To Consider

January 25, 2018 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T. and Sylvia Flegg As a manufacturer of gasket material, a common question we are often asked is, “How can you cut this”? It’s a great question that can yield several options based on the knowledge of our experienced gasket engineers to help meet your needs quickly and economically. When it comes… Read more »

Featured Article published in “Environmental Science & Engineering” Magazine

SELECTING PROPER GASKETS FOR WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES INVOLVES MANY CONSIDERATIONS By Chett Norton, C.E.T The importance of plant operators and operations in water treatment facilities selecting the right gaskets cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, they are often the last thing that anyone thinks about, and are in most cases considered a commodity item. However, most operators… Read more »

FSA Award of Merit

Triangle Fluid Controls (TFC) proudly congratulates Chett Norton as the recipient of the FSA Award of Merit in recognition of his exceptional technical contributions to the Association and for his efforts to promote the mission of the FSA. The Award of Merit is presented by the Board of Directors and the Members of the Fluid… Read more »

Gasket Material Selection Tools

By: Chett Norton, C.E.T. When it comes to finding the appropriate gasket material for your system, gasket selection can be one of two things: confusing or intimidating. Some are not sure where to begin, while others find the thought of dangerous leaks or costly shutdowns put them on edge. To help ease the selection process… Read more »

Check Valve Cost of Ownership

Why are in-line check valves so expensive? June 8, 2017 By: Bruce Ellis and Stephanie Jouppien   As Canada’s national DFT Check Valve channel partner, we speak with many different people across many different industries in need of an in-line check valve. Once we’ve priced out a valve that fits someone’s needs with custom sizing,… Read more »

6 Common Tools Used in Gasket Installation

May 4, 2017 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T Gasket installation seems like a simple concept: You take a gasket, put it between two pipes, tighten the bolts and voilà…..it’s done. Although this seems like a straightforward process, even to a seasoned veteran pipefitter, it can be tedious or downright scary if proper care is not taken… Read more »

Gasket Selection Chart

  1. Critical service can be any factor essential to plant operation or personnel/plant safety, and can include environmental compliance. Failure or disruption of any critical service could result in serious impacts such as fines, time loss and/or   injuries. 2. Extreme Temperature Gasket Series *See product descriptions for more information NOTE: This selection chart is… Read more »

Size Matters! How to Properly Size Check Valves

March 2, 2017 By: Bruce Ellis and Stephanie Jouppien   You may have heard this one before but size really does matter!   When it comes to check valves or one-way valves, the properly sized valve is the best preforming valve. As simple as this logic is, check valve sizing is largely misunderstood. Check valve… Read more »

How to Diagnose & Seal Damaged Flange Faces

January 26, 2017 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T and Stephanie Jouppien   Figure 1: Pitted flange with steam cuts. Photo courtesy of Slade Inc. Imperfections on flange faces happen. With regular maintenance and removing old, stuck-on gasket\debris, flanges with scratches, pits, dents and dings are a common site in many a plant. With more and more… Read more »