A Guide To Gasketing Principles And Best Practices
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Leakage from static joints has been found to be a major contributor of emissions in many plants. With the collaboration from the world’s leading gasket manufacturers, the Gasket Division of the Fluid Sealing Association has created a training presentation that will assist all personnel dealing with modern gasketing applications and issues. What may appear to be a simple and easy to install component actually requires knowledge and understanding of its working principles and characteristics. This paper will start with basic gasketing concepts and then proceed into details regarding installation & assembly. It will also address equipment and fastener considerations, material selection and common uses. Finally, field failure analysis techniques will be explained so that errors in selection or installation procedures can be corrected. As the original format of this paper is based on a digital slide presentation, the format that follows will follow that layout.
Members, Fluid Sealing Association Gasket Division (2012). A Guide To Gasketing Principles And Best Practices. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from