Gasket Resources Blog

Gasket Recommendations for Chlorine Dioxide

Posted by Todd Davis on July 18, 2017

Chlorine dioxide is used as a disinfectant in a wide range of industrial applications and industries. 

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Topics: gasket recommendations

NSF-Certified Gaskets for Potable Water Projects

Posted by Jim Lingenfelder on April 3, 2017

The majority of governmental agencies regulating drinking water supplies require that any product made or used in North America for the manufacture, distribution, or treatment of drinking water or drinking-water-related products must comply with the standards set forth in NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. These regulations apply to every component at every stage of the production process, from cement and paint to meters, valves, and gaskets.

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Topics: Durlon® Gaskets, Chemical Compatibility

Spiral Wound Gaskets in the Power Generation Industry

Posted by Jim Lingenfelder on March 8, 2017

In today’s changing landscape, there are more options than ever in the power generation industry; from natural gas, fossil fuels, coal, and nuclear to renewable methods such as hydroelectric, wind, solar, and biomass, energy can be produced in a variety of ways.

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Topics: Spiral Wound Gaskets, Power Generation

Carbon-Filled PTFE & Teflon Gaskets

Posted by Jim Lingenfelder on February 6, 2017

Hydrogen fluoride is a dangerous but critical component for various applications in the chemical processing industry, including gasoline production, specialty metal manufacturing, glass etching and polishing, stainless steel pickling, and semiconductor preparation. When mixed with water, hydrogen fluoride forms hydrofluoric acid, a corrosive fluid capable of causing severe burns and irritation if processes are not properly managed.

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Topics: Chemical Compatibility, Chemical Processing

Avoiding Leaks in Multiple Effect Evaporators and Steam Systems

Posted by Jim Lingenfelder on January 26, 2017

The Problem: Sealing Evaporator Dome Lids

Frequently used in the pulp and paper industry, multiple effect evaporators boil water through a sequence of vessels held at increasingly lower pressures. Because a reduction in pressure lowers the boiling temperature of water, only the first vessel in the series requires a heating source.

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Topics: Pulp & Paper, Steam Gaskets

DOT’s Rail Shipper Safety Recommendations: How They Impact You

Posted by Todd Davis on November 28, 2016

Considered one of the safest methods of transportation for chemicals and crude oil, hazardous materials are often transported throughout the United States via rail. To keep accidents to a minimum and ensure the safest possible transport, both the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) publish safety regulations for rail shippers and rail-tank cars, the most common conveyance for hazardous materials.

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Topics: NARs, SecureTrack

Material Spotlight Series: PTFE Sheet

Posted by Todd Davis on October 17, 2016

What is PTFE?

As a non-reactive, hydrophobic compound, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a popular gasket material for a wide variety of niche applications across a range of industries.

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Topics: Material Spotlight Series

Gasket Recommendations for Sulfuric Acid Applications

Posted by Todd Davis on September 12, 2016

Sulfuric acid is one of the most widely used chemicals across a range of industries. Despite this ubiquity, however, each sulfuric acid application requires careful material selection and evaluation, as the wrong gasket will quickly deteriorate, posing a multitude of risks when exposed to this aggressively corrosive medium.

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Topics: Identa-Seal®, Chemical Compatibility

Five Fabrication Advantages for Choosing Durlon®

Posted by Todd Davis on August 10, 2016

The welded Durlon® services available at Gasket Resources Inc. allow for the manufacture of large-diameter gaskets with single-piece construction. The innovative proprietary welding process developed by GRI produces welded Durlon® filled PTFE gaskets with outside diameters that can exceed 60”.

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Topics: The Durlon® Advantage

Material Spotlight Series: Spiral Wound Gaskets

Posted by Todd Davis on July 7, 2016

What is a Spiral Wound Gasket?

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Topics: Material Spotlight Series

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