An important first step in the process is asking the question "Why do I need or want to change my gaskets?"
Q. What are the advantages and limitations of a sealless pump design? A. A sealless pump is used when there is a need to contain toxic, dangerous and/or valuable fluids. Application may be...
Gasket information and the tests used to generate it can help users make the best possible equipment selections.
Users must understand the characteristics of their equipment—including seating surface, gasket load curves and manufacturing methods—to reduce the risk of leaks.
A compressible design and stop-step feature enhance strength and minimize leakage.
Performing maintenance tasks correctly the first time has become increasingly important to end users. Today’s end users are tasked with doing more work with less time, fewer resources and smaller...
Many associations, societies and regulatory agencies have rewritten and redeveloped emissions and leakage standards and controls year after year. The partial list of organizations—based on voluntary...
Correctly selecting and installing the ideal component provides significant health, environmental and economic benefits.
Do I really need to use a torque wrench?
Manage & Understand Flange Face Damage
What should I do about flange face damage: accept, repair or replace?
FSA Sealing Sense February 2012
Why don’t my PTFE gaskets seal FRP, plastic and other light load flanges?This month’s “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA member Charlie MiskellManufacturers and distributors of PTFE gaskets...
Why Do I Need to Complete an Application Questionnaire?
This month's "Sealing Sense" was prepared by FSA member Larry Sheffield.Every day, gasket manufacturers are asked to make recommendations to distributors and end users for sealing applications. The...
FSA Sealing Sense December 2011
What factors should be considered for stainless steel fasteners 
in bolted flanged connections?This month's “Sealing Sense” was prepared by FSA member Joel Baulch.In a bolted flanged connection...