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HP Reliability: Advances in gasket designs making progress

Long service life and maintenance cost avoidance for equipment are of great interest to reliability professionals in the hydrocarbon processing industry. These goals are supported by a renowned gasket..

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Long service life and maintenance cost avoidance for equipment are of great interest to reliability professionals in the hydrocarbon processing industry. These goals are supported by a renowned gasket manufacturer with over 100 years of industrial experience. Fig. 1 illustrates the many available gasket cross-sections and recommended flange finishes now available.   Fig. 1. Gasket cross-sections and   recommended flange finishes.   Source: Flexitallic LP, Deer Park, Texas. Innovations from 2014 AFPM Maintenance conference This manufacturer’s recent innovation, the “Change Gasket,” which probably is a play on the terms Heat Exchanger and Change of

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