Sealing Devices in the
Environmental Goods Agreement
April 10, 2015 by Charli K. Matthews
On April 9th, FSA President Mike Shorts met with senior trade officials from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the sealing device market in Canada, and the positive and important role that these devices play in environmental protection efforts.
Unlike the USA and Europe, Canada has not fully supported the inclusion of sealing devices in the Environmental Goods Agreement which reduces or removes trade tariffs on environmental goods. Mr. Shorts traveled to Ottawa to educate the Foreign Affairs officials on the necessity of sealing devices so that they may be added to the program. The elimination or reduction of trade tariffs on sealing devices would allow access to better existing technologies at cost competitive prices and provide process industries with products that will exceed existing global emissions regulations.
“Reducing tariffs is a great step towards establishing market access to Canadian sealing device manufacturers and other FSA member companies,” he says.
“The sealing device manufacturing industry in Canada is relatively small compared to the USA, Europe and China but it has a long established history here and continues to be competitive in the global marketplace. Our company, Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd., through affiliated companies in its history, has been in the Canadian sealing products arena since 1922.”
Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. Celebrates the Release of Their New Website
Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd., the Durlon® sealing products company, has released its completely new website offering a single online point of reference for all Durlon® gasketing clients outside of the USA.
Mike Shorts, Vice President and General Manager, development lead of the website commented:
“Considerable thought has gone into the design of our web presence, such that our customers and prospective customers can research our gasketing product and find and contact our regional sales professionals and authorized distributors quickly. Our online product directory, gasket selection tool, media compatibility, and distributor finder can be conveniently accessed on any digital platform in a very straight forward manner.
“Although a great modern website and one with which we are very excited about, webpages alone will never deliver the level of professional service that customers rightly expect from Triangle Fluid Controls. It is essential for the manufacturer and customer to share a comprehensive understanding of the nature of the Durlon® sealing products at the outset of their gasketing needs and this new website allows easy and quick access to our most important product and technical resources for sound engineering design.”
Established in 2007 in Belleville, Ontario Canada, Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. is globally known as the Durlon® sealing products company with innovative gasketing products for all major industrial sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, food and pharmaceuticals, and pulp and paper. For more information on Triangle Fluid Controls and our products please visit our website at www.TriangleFluid.com
Texas A&M University will be hosting the 28th International Pump Users Symposium on Sept 24-27, 2012 in Houston, Texas. This symposium will promote professional development, technology transfer and information exchange for industry professionals. For more information on this symposium, please visit www.turbolab.tamu.edu
A new standard has been adopted by the Fluid Sealing Association called “Standard Test Method for Determining (m) and (y) Loading Constants Applicable to Gasket Materials and Design.” This test procedure will establish criterion to determine standard loading constants that are cited in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers codes and standards for pressure vessel design. For a complimentary copy of this new standard (FSA-G-605-11), please go to www.fluidsealing.com