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Gasket Selection

Gasket Resources is a full service gasket manufacturer with test labs, technical support, in-field training, and bolted joint failure analysis.

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The importance to the environment of selecting the right gasket for today's services cannot be overstated. With the emphasis on fugitive emissions gaining more and more prominence, selecting the proper gasket involves many considerations:

  • Process safety
  • Environmental concerns
  • Life of service in the flange
  • Maintenance costs
  • Inventory costs

Some things to consider when selecting a gasket are:

  • Chemical compatibility with the process fluid
  • The pressure-temperature (PxT Factor) relationship of the gasket to the service conditions
  • Physical and mechanical properties of the gasket material
  • Other considerations such as fire safety, and gasket design factors