KLINGERSIL® C-7400 Isolation Gaskets
Some applications in plants call out for isolation kits to maintain the integrity and reliability of a pipeline and piping system. Isolation kits are designed to work in conjunction with flanges, gaskets, and/or bolt sleeves and washers by eliminating metal-to-metal contact and halting static electric currents. At times they are relied upon for critical applications in severe temperatures and conditions.
Industry’s first choice are phenolic gaskets. They are often supplied in kits, but they are hard and typically take a lot of load to seal. And lack of load is the number one reason for gasket failure.
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This blog provides guidance to maintenance operators, engineers and fitters to ensure successful gasket installation and assembly of bolted flange connections. However always check plant-approved installation procedures first.
The successful operation of a gasket depends upon a multiplicity of factors including the style and quality of the gasket material, but also the medium being sealed, the flange design, the amount of pressure applied to the gasket by the bolts and how the gasket is assembled onto the flanges and tightened. Very basic causes often lead to leakage in bolted joints, and in most cases, it is not just the gasket but also the human element. Users should evaluate all conditions to validate the products are suitable for the intended process.
Specific tools are required for cleaning the flange and tensioning the bolts. Always use standard safety equipment and follow good safety practices. The following tools are required for removal of the old gasket and installation of the new gasket:
- Calibrated torque wrench or hydraulic tensioner
- Brass wire brush
- Personal safety equipment
- Lubricants for the bolts (if specified)
- Other plant-specified equipment
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Thermoseal Inc., an independent Klinger Company, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fluid sealing materials and fluid control products. KLINGER is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of fluid sealing and fluid control products founded in 1886 by Austrian engineer, Richard Klinger.
Thermoseal’s focus has always been on technical excellence, innovation, and dedication to the customer and their needs. Thermoseal’s Engineering Services, working collaboratively with the Gallagher Engineering Department, is ready to examine and evaluate the application environment in which a gasket will be used, and their fully equipped test lab can provide insight into the performance of a joint.
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