Flange leakage in piping systems is an expensive affair. It results in the process plant being shut down, and using a lot of down time to repair the leak. Gaskets are among the crucial components of flanged joints of piping systems. The design of the gasket, and the choice of materials are extremely important to prevent flange leakage.
Gaskets comprise either a single, or a combination of materials that are placed in between a flanged mechanical joint. The gasket closes up imperfections of the flange surface, and creates a tight seal. This installation allows the gasket to create a static sealing around the joint. The rougher the mating surface, the tighter the seal.
Why do Flange Gaskets Leak?
There are a few basic reasons behind flange gasket leakage.
What are the Solutions to Prevent Flange Gasket Leakage?
There are certain points that should be kept in mind when designing the gasket. Proper design will ensure that the gasket does not leak during operation.
Designing industrial gaskets is not an easy task. However, by keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you can design and manufacture a gasket that will meet application requirements, and customer expectations.
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