Gasket Resources Blog

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

Posted by Alex Chappell 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

Elastomeric vs. Hard Gaskets on Hinged & Bolted Manways

Posted by Jim Lingenfelder on February 1, 2016

We are often asked about the differences between elastomeric (or soft) and hard gaskets, and which style is better suited on hinged and bolted manways. 

From a technical standpoint GRI feels the “hard” style gaskets are better suited for several reasons.  This is important because hinged and bolt manways are the number one cause of non-accident releases (NARs) in the industry.

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Topics: NARs, SecureTrack

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