Gasket Thickness

Gasket Thickness

Feb 10, 2021 By: Samantha Harrison, QA/Applications Specialist Is thicker better? Well, when talking about gasket thickness it may not be. Depending on the type of gasket material being used, the size of the gasket, application parameters, and flange condition can affect the gasket thickness needed for your application.   Metallic and Semi-Metallic Gaskets The… Read More »

Thermal Cycling Effects on Valve Operation

Jan 21, 2021 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.   What is Thermal Cycling? Thermal Cycling is the process of alternately cooling & heating material and is often used in manufacturing environments to enhance the material’s properties.   Wafer Check Valves When a wafer valve is placed in an application… Read More »

The 5 W’s of Isolation Gaskets

Oct 8, 2020 By Chett Norton, C.E.T.   Isolation gaskets may seem to be a complicated subject when trying to determine what is required and whether you require them at all. When looking at possible isolation gasket application requirements I like to put on my “Sherlock Holmes” hat and asks myself the following 5 W’s… Read More »

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 »

Should I stay? Or should I go?

April 14, 2020 By: Sylvia Flegg, TFC Marketing Manager Gasket Shelf Life The shelf life for Durlon® gaskets vary, depending on the material and the length of time it has been stored. All full-sized sheets and rolls of Durlon® materials are fully lot traceable and have the applicable batch number and cure date printed on each… 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 »

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 »

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 »

New Durlon® Flange Isolation and Sealing Kits

Durlon® introduces fresh products with tighter sealing capabilities at low pressures that can actually help to protect your industrial system.   Durlon® Sealing Solutions, a leading name in premium PTFE and semi-metallic gaskets, introduced its newest line of sealing technology, dubbed “Durlon® iGuard™” Flange Isolation and Sealing Kits. Conveniently packaged to contain all necessary components… Read More »

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