The Definitive Gasket Guide
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Gaskets leak. That is a fact.
Some leak more than others. Some have visible leakage. Some are detectable only with sophisticated equipment, such as a helium mass spectrometer. About 65% of gaskets leak because of lack-of-load and 10% leak because of crushing.
At Gallagher Fluid Seals, we feel it’s important for engineers, mechanics, and other industrial workers to receive more training to help minimize gasket leaks while simultaneously providing a safer and healthier work environment.
In the coming pages of this gasket guide, we’ll bring you common terms you should know, the importance of ideal load, proper installation techniques, and the latest technologies.
We hope you find this gasket guide to be succinct, yet comprehensive.
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