What is m and y gasket design constants, and how are they used?

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 »

8 Steps to Properly Installing a Gasket

April 11, 2019 By Chett Norton, C.E.T. and Sylvia Flegg         Visually examine and clean flanges, bolts, nuts and washers and make sure to replace any defective components, if necessary.         Lubricate bolt threads, nut threads & facing, and washers.         Install new gasket (Do not… Read More »

8 Gasket Myths – Debunked

March 13, 2018 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T.   As a gasket application’s engineer, I spend a lot of time speaking with people on the phone or in person on site discussing gaskets. Whether it is material selection, installation or trouble-shooting gasket failures, there are many common things I hear people talk or ask about. So,… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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