A 360° Look at Check Valve Flow Orientation

A 360° Look at Check Valve Flow Orientation

April 16, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant Check Valve Flow Orientation and Position Explained As we know, not all styles of check valves are suitable for different flow directions. Pump design or space limitation are important considerations when designing a system that specifies the correct check valve to be used. Given correct information,… 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 »

Understanding Gasket Temperature and Pressure Limits

May 14, 2019 By Chett Norton, C.E.T. When choosing the correct gasket material for a specific application, there are 3 minimum fields that you must understand in order to properly select the correct gasket: Pressure Temperature Media All 3 of these items are straight forward on their own, however, most gasket applications are not based… Read More »

Blaming the Valve

March 4, 2019 By: Bruce Ellis In many situations where a system starts to suddenly fail, the valve is the first suspect. This may or may not be true, depending on the issue. If a swing check valve is being used it is important to remember they are inherently noisy, so a quiet swing check… 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 »

Sealing for Extreme Cold: Best Practices for Static Seals

As published in Pumps & Systems Magazine, July 2018 Co-written By: Chett Norton, C.E.T.   Flexible graphite and PTFE are commonly used in cryogenic sealing. Natural gas popularity is growing exponentially because of its low cost, low risk to transport and store, and its status as one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. With increasing… Read More »

Sanitary Valves – keeping it clean!

April 26, 2018 By: Bruce Ellis and Sylvia Flegg   There is an ever-increasing demand for dependability, efficiency and energy savings when selecting valves – as it needs to be the correct one! And a function that is often overlooked is the valve’s ability to minimize energy consumption.   Principles of Operation An essential element… Read More »

Size Matters! How to Properly Size Check Valves

March 2, 2017 By: Bruce Ellis and Stephanie Jouppien   You may have heard this one before but size really does matter!   When it comes to check valves or one-way valves, the properly sized valve is the best preforming valve. As simple as this logic is, check valve sizing is largely misunderstood. Check valve… Read More »

Graphite-Filled Sheet Withstands Higher Temperature and Pressure

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Demand for high performance gaskets causes Canadian industrial sealing solutions manufacturer to extend product line. Belleville, Ontario Canada – February 1, 2016 Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd., Canada’s leading manufacturer of industrial PTFE and semi-metallic gasketing products announced the launch of their premium grade compressed non-asbestos gasket material, able to withstand… Read More »

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