Attention: When installing GORE Gasket Tape Series 1000 in joints with multiple (2 or more) gaskets compressed with a single set of bolts or clamps, see the installation supplement “Installation on Joints with Multiple Gaskets,” for additional mandatory instructions.
1. Select the size
Select the gasket width that provides enough material to align the gasket tape flush with the inner and outer diameter. Ensure full coverage of the glass surface. Excess material may exceed the outer diameter.
Most applications require a base layer of 6 mm (1/4″) tape, which can accommodate deviation up to 1.5 mm (1/16″) without shimming. Applications with deviation up to 2.3 mm (0.090″) can utilize 9 mm (3/8″) tape without shimming.
To effectively seal flanges with deviations beyond the maximum for the base layer, a shimming process is recommended. Use of 3 mm (1/8″) GORE® Series 1000 shim tape as a shim layer will accommodate an additional 1.5 mm ( 1/16″) of flange deviation. Ensure the shim layer has the same width as the base layer.
2. Determine a Torque Value
To achieve a reliable seal, adequate gasket stress must be applied during installation.
Typical minimum stress to seal values for GORE Gasket Tape Series 1000 are:
- 6 mm (1/4″): 14 MPa (2,030 psi)
- 9 mm (3/8″): 18 MPa (2,610 psi)
Perform an engineering calculation to determine the torque value for your specific application.
Industry guidance is available, for example in ASME PCC-1 Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly, and EN 1591-1 Flanges and their Joints – Design Rules for Gasketed Circular Flange Connections – Part 1: Calculation.
However, ASME PCC-1 does not include glass-lined steel specialties. Therefore, it is advised to contact the equipment manufacturer for an adequate torque recommendation.