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Alex Chappell

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7 Ways to Avoid Bolted Joint Failures in the Rail Industry

Posted by Alex Chappell on June 29, 2016

Bolted joint failures and non-accident releases (NARs) are costly, dangerous, and usually avoidable. Often stemming from leaks, defective equipment, improper gasket installation, or simple human error, these failures can be prevented with proper gasket fabrication, manufacturing, and bolted joint installation training.

By standardizing gasket installation techniques, all workers can be uniformly trained to learn proper installation and maintenance processes. Gasket Resources, Inc. (GRI) offers hands-on training for customers and their teams, highlighting the best practices for bolt tightening, torque control, and other NARs-preventing measures. 

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Topics: Identa-Seal®, Durlon® Gaskets


The Color-Coding Solution: Durlon® Identa-Seal® Program

Posted by Alex Chappell on May 11, 2016

Engineers and procurement managers are inundated with choices of black elastomers and fluoroelastomer materials for gaskets and critical sealing applications. In normal lighting, the similarities between seals can cause confusion, accidental product mix-ups, and, ultimately, dangerous and costly gasket failure.  

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Topics: Identa-Seal®, Durlon® Gaskets


Material Spotlight Series: Compressed Sheet

Posted by Alex Chappell on April 4, 2016

What is a compressed gasket sheet?

Compressed non-asbestos gasket sheet is a thick, durable compressed substrate that is a homogenous combination of minerals, synthetic fibers, and elastomers. Compressed sheets manufactured by Gasket Resources, Inc. are made from high quality materials that include carbon, phenolic, aramid, mineral, and nitrile (NBR) synthetic rubber. Gasket Resources produces two subcategories of Durlon® compressed gasket sheet: premium compressed sheet and economy compressed sheet.

Premium compressed sheets are made from high-end gasket material with high-end binders. They are designed for a wide range of demanding applications that involve steam, mild caustics, acids, and other corrosive chemicals. Durlon® premium compressed sheets are listed below.

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Topics: Material Spotlight Series


Welcome to the Gasket Resources inc. Blog

Posted by Alex Chappell on January 29, 2016

Welcome to the Gasket Resources Inc. blog! Be sure to check in regularly for information about our gasket products, services, and hands-on training programs.

Our fluid sealing experts will be sharing helpful tips and insight on topics in each new blog post. Future blog posts will highlight topics such as:

  • Five Fabrication Advantages of Choosing Durlon®
  • The Color-Coding Solution: Durlon® Identa-Seal™ Program 
  • A Material Spotlight Series
  • Elastomeric vs. Hard Gaskets on Hinged and Bolted Manways
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Topics: Gasket Installation Tips


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