Fluid Sealing Players Offer Expert Advice

August 13, 2015

Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.® Set to Release New Blog Covering Hot Industry Topics.


Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. ®, the global Durlon® sealing solutions company, is set to launch their new blog September 2015 in order to provide a valuable resource for engineers, end-users and channel partners who may not have the specialized knowledge of a fluid sealing applications engineer.

“Providing excellent customer service for gasket users is tricky because we serve such a wide range of industries and end-users. We feel everyone should be able to find a reliable and accessible information source for their needs,” says Mike Shorts, Vice President and General Manager of Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. ® “Not only will we be able to educate users on industry changes and standards, but by providing this resource we will be able to answer the questions we see as ‘hot topics’ on our customers’ and users’ minds. Some of these ‘hot topics’ just aren’t being addressed by others in the market, and that’s where we are prepared to step in.”

Some of the topics TFC plans on tackling are emissions, maintenance, leakage, safety, product lifecycles, and system failures in both gaskets and check valves. The new resource will be updated monthly by a team of contributors with extensive backgrounds in gasket and check valve application in order to help users determine their individual needs.

TFC is currently in the final stages of this new project after a very successful release of their new website late last year. Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. ® has seen a flurry of web traffic and has noticed a need for this type of specialized technical information. Visit https://trianglefluid.com/ategory/gasket_blog/ for more details.

Established in 2007 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. ® is globally known as the Durlon® sealing solutions company with innovative gasketing products for all major industrial sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, food and pharmaceuticals, and pulp and paper. Don’t miss a blog update by following Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. on LinkedIn.

TFC Announces Support in Leading Railway Safety Program

Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.® is pleased to announce that they will be a supporting partner of SecureTrack™, a new program designed by Gasket Resources Inc (GRI®) that standardizes gasket materials, equipment, and installation procedures to eliminate bolted joint related non-accident releases (NARs) on railroad tank cars. Durlon® filled-PTFE sealing products, manufactured by TFC, are highly reliable, standardized gasket materials that are compatible with virtually any shipping commodity. TFC is excited to offer the SecureTrack™ technical support, training and customer service to our Canadian end-users.

Maureen Boyle, Rail Equipment Coordinator at Sunoco Inc. had this to say about the SecureTrack™ Program:

“Sunoco has over 3,000 tank cars in our fleet carrying various hazardous commodities. We were pleased to learn through testing by our laboratory that [the] Durlon® 9000 material is acceptable for use in all commodities we ship. Simplifying to one gasket material has helped Sunoco with compatibility, performance and standardization. We have confidence in the suitability and traceability of the branded Durlon® 9000 gasket material and have received excellent technical support, training and customer service.”

In coordination with GRI, TFC is proud to offer these improvements to railway safety in Canada. For more information on the SecureTrack™ program and to learn more about how Durlon® sealing products are compatible for your product shipments, please contact Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.® at 1-866-537-1133, [email protected] or by visiting www.SecureTrackProgram.com.

DFT Releases Efficient New Axial-Flow Check Valve

The Nozzle-Style BNC™ Check Valve Is Long Lasting and Low Maintenance




Exton, PA—DFT Inc., an industry leader in the manufacture of valves for more than 70 years, proudly announces the release of its new BNC™ Check Valve, a nozzle-style, axial-flow check valve specifically designed to excel in high-pressure applications.

Many natural gas companies and other power industries are now placing their pipelines below ground and are looking for a one-piece valve they can weld in and bury. The BNC™ Check Valve answers that demand with a precision nozzle-style valve that uses axial-flow technology to eliminate turbulence and prevent erosion and vibration. This design reduces downtime and maintenance costs and boosts capacity and accuracy.

Additionally, the BNC™ Check Valve provides a critical service to the power industry because the valve’s enhanced leak proofing under high pressure virtually eliminates acid and chemical leakage.

The BNC™ Check Valve is a spring-assisted, center-guided, non-slam check valve. It has an in-line globe-style body with butt weld ends, with the seat integral to the valve body.

The one-piece valve is designed for long life and low maintenance. Because it is welded into piping for service, the valve does not have any in-line maintenance capabilities.

The BNC™ Check Valve’s design meets API 6D and ASME B16.34, and its testing meets MSS SP-61 and API 598 (shell and seat). The valve is available in 10″ to 24″ line sizes, and it is constructed of A216-grade WCB carbon steel and other alloys per ASME 16.34 by request.

Trim materials are carbon steel and stainless steel with a hard-faced seat and disc. The valve can be installed either horizontally or vertically and is compatible with steam, water, and gaseous media. Custom sizing is available.


DFT Inc. manufactures severe service control valves and in-line check valves in its Exton, Pennsylvania, facility. DFT takes pride in working closely with end users to solve problems. The results are valves that provide superior performance, long service life, and low maintenance costs. Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. is the Canadian channel partner for DFT. Our valves are available nationally through our qualified distribution network.

TFC Releases New Durlon Logo

Durlong Sealing Products Logo

Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. is excited to announce the release of our new DURLON® logo and tagline Durlon Sealing Solutions™. The new logo will become a global symbol of premium quality and superior performing sealing products continuing on the well-established Durlon® brand.

No matter where you are in the world, Durlon Sealing Solutions™ is your trusted partner for industrial sealing applications.

TFC Vice President Mike Shorts featured on Empowering Pumps blog

Sealing Devices in the
Environmental Goods Agreement

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.”


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Release of Our New Website

21 November 2014

Belleville, Ontario Canada

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

The 28th International Pump Users Symposium

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

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