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3 WAYS TO DESTROY YOUR SPIRAL WOUND GASKETS BEFORE YOU GET A CHANCE TO USE THEM

Over the years, metal gaskets have become one of the most popular style gaskets to be used.  Once properly installed they hold up under some of the toughest applications across a variety of industries.  They perform consistently well earning both … Continue reading

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Silicon – The Other High Temperature Elastomer

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Low Emissions Sealing Solutions

Colorado has recently adopted some of the toughest fugitive emissions standards in the country.  Operators and maintenance personnel are being challenged to increase maintenance programs, and develop preventive measures to minimize the potential for fugitive emissions. In addition many operators … Continue reading

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Do I a Really Need a To Use A Torque Wrench

  Gaskets form a mechanical seal which fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression. The amount of force or torque needed to compress the gasket between … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Gasket Blow-Outs in Flanged Piping Connections.

This blog post was adopted from Jim Drago, PE, Senior Manager, Marketing Intelligence, Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, New York, USA article entitled “Initial gasket compression is key to safe, reliable flange joints” A question that we are often asked is “what pressure … Continue reading

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