Performing maintenance tasks correctly the first time has become increasingly important to end users. Today’s end users are tasked with doing more work with less time, fewer resources and smaller...
A compressible design and stop-step feature enhance strength and minimize leakage.
Correctly selecting and installing the ideal component provides significant health, environmental and economic benefits.
FSA Sealing Sense December 2011
What factors should be considered for stainless steel fasteners 
in bolted flanged connections?This month's “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA member Joel Baulch.In a bolted flanged connection...
SEPCO CEO Chris Wilder explains what gaskets are and how they work.
Following simple procedures makes all the difference in successful sealing. Today is not a time to be wasteful. Ensuring pipes do not leak is one of the easiest ways to cut costs and improve...
This month's Sealing Sense was submitted by FSA member Steve Stratton, edited by Pete Petrunich Successfully sealing bolted flange connections depends on all the components of a well-designed bolted...
Controlling the load is essential to ensuring the gasketed joint will seal properly. Previous Sealing Sense articles have examined the types of gaskets to use, how flange finish affects gasket sealing...
How Do I Prevent Gasket Blow Out?
The term blow out refers to the catastrophic failure of a gasketed joint. It occurs when load has been reduced to where the hydrostatic end force approaches that of the bolt load. At that point gasket...
Most people recognize that many consumable products, including products in our homes, have manufacturer recommended storage requirements. These practices are followed because we prefer not to waste...
Gasket information and the tests used to generate it can help users make the best possible equipment selections.
The Gasket Division of the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and the Flange Gasket Division of the European Sealing Association (ESA) have been jointly working on a complete revision to existing gasket...
Bolted flange gasket technology continually evolves with new designs and materials that provide more reliable and durable seals. Plant operators can choose from a wide variety of gasket products that...
Reliable Flange Sealing
Typical operating environments create unique challenges for plant maintenance personnel when meeting their goals of reliably sealing bolted flange connections.Many factors can prove detrimental to the...
The right joint sealant can yield significant cost savings. Technical developments in the fluid sealing world have resulted in a growing number of gasket product options on the market. Some truly...
Do I really need to use a torque wrench?
Boiler and Pressure Vessel code contains rules for the design and construction of unfired pressure vessels. The design of bolted flanges requires that gasket constants referred to as m and y be used...
What Fasteners Should I Use for My Bolted Flange Connection?
The purpose of this article is to show the importance in selecting the appropriate fastener standard and specification.The bolted flange joint assembly is a complex mechanical device that...
What Gasket Properties Are Most Important, and How Do I Use Them?
This article will review properties from two basic tests, how they are determined and what value they have in selection of sheet-gasket material for an application. What Do These Properties Reveal?The...
Many associations, societies and regulatory agencies have rewritten and redeveloped emissions and leakage standards and controls year after year. The partial list of organizations—based on voluntary...