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Fluid Sealing Association Publishes 1st Edition of Gasket Handbook

FSA Gasket Handbook - June 2017 COVERThe Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has published the first edition of the Gasket Handbook to serve as a useful tool for those who presently use or are interested in using gaskets.

The handbook provides technical information on gaskets as a constituent part of a bolted flange connection, typically employed in chemical, petrochemical, refinery, power plant and other industrial facilities.

It includes guidance to plant engineers on specifying gaskets; maintenance operators on installing and trouble-shooting bolted flange connection leaks, as well as purchasing personnel on the important functional distinctions between various gasket types.

Contents include definition of mechanical considerations for a bolted flange connection, important considerations for flanges, fasteners, and installation best practices, with a focus on gasket selection and gasket-to-flange system interaction. Gasket storage and handling also are addressed.

FSA also many other handbooks, articles, and guidelines for gasket installation procedures, guidelines for safe usage, and other helpful sealing related publications. For a free download of this publication, click here.


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