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Gasket Recommendations for Sulfuric Acid Applications

Posted by Alex Chappell 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

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

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