A Moment with Mike Shorts – Industrial Processes and Emissions Control

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 »

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