Choosing the Right Gaskets for FDA Applications

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 »

A Moment with Mike Shorts – Industrial Processes and Emissions Control

June 9, 2020 “I think a manufacturer’s position on sustainability needs to be twofold. It’s not just about the years of product design and improvement, it is also about what they are doing on the frontline to reduce their own environmental impact.” – Mike Shorts, President, Triangle Fluid Controls Spend a moment with Mike and… 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 »

More Gasket Guru Video Training Videos to come!

May 1, 2020 By: Sylvia Flegg, TFC Marketing Manager Finding a reliable sealing solution has never been easier! With the past success of our 2019 release of 4 SEALutions videos, we are happy to announce that more will be coming later this year! This past year we presented a brand new video series, SEALutions, that… Read More »

What is Ideal Gasket Stress?

March 26, 2020 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Gasket stress is a very important parameter that describes the unit load of a bolted joint surface because each type of gasket material responds differently to gasket stress. Soft and conformable gaskets may seal at low gasket stress where hard metal gasket may require much… Read More »

Packaging and Handling SWGs

February 28, 2020 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Spiral wound gaskets (SWGS) are a multi-component product that needs to be handled with care to prevent damage to the gasket. So it is very important to take great pride in packaging these SWG’s so that they reach our distributors safely and intact. Storage Most… Read More »

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 »

How to Avoid Corrosion on Flanges

October 7, 2019 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Shutdowns cost industry millions. And a significant impact on operating costs can be due to corrosion, or damaged flange faces. When corrosive media meets the sealing surfaces of facing flanges a leak WILL occur. So, flange maintenance is an important step to help prevent leakage…. Read More »

How to Manage and Understand Flange Face Damage

July 31, 2019 By Chett Norton, C.E.T. Many of the aging plants we service are run beyond their expected life cycle and over time, metal piping, including flanges can corrode and become worn due to various reasons, making flange conditions a very important part of creating an effective gasket seal. One of the main reasons… Read More »

Gasket Joint Safety

June 24, 2019 By: Samantha Harrison, Lab Testing Technician/QA Assistant Safety First Being safe on the job includes maintaining and correctly installing gaskets. The number one safety procedure when installing a gasket into a bolted flange joint is to have an assembler who has been qualified in reference to ASME PCC-1. When installing a gasket,… Read More »

It’s not me…it’s you!

Jan 31, 2019 By: Chett Norton, C.E.T. I have had many conversations over the years with end users and installers, and the majority of the time, we realize that it wasn’t the gaskets fault for blowing. I often chuckle to myself wondering how the conversation would go if a gasket could talk to its end… 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 »

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 »

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