Valve World Publications

 

A series of articles, published on a regular basis and providing guidance towards maximising the performance of sealing technology. This is part of the ESA focus on ensuring safety, efficiency and the protection of the environment. With thanks to Valve World magazine, where the article was published initially.

 

2017 July - "The recommended handling and appropriate packaging for flange gaskets"

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2017 May - "Gasket factors derived from EN 13555 for use with EN 1591"

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2016 November - "VDI2290 - Resulting consequences for users and manufacturers of static gaskets"

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2016 September - "Durability of expanded graphite in high temperature applications"

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2016 July- "Fugitive emission packings - friction and its effects"

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2016 May - "Primary flange forces – Part 2"

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2016 March - "Primary flange forces – Part 1"

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2015 November - "Optimising stem seal performance in valves by means of surface coating"

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2015 September - "Valve packing characterisation and design"

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2015 July  - "How should I store my gasket?"

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2015 May - "Gasket compression and recovery"

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2015 March - "Emission standards for valve packings"

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2014 November - "What gasket thickness should I use in my flange system?"

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2014 September - "Blow out safety in flange connections"

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2014 June - "What are the considerations for the proper torque of a valve packing gland?"

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2014 April - "Effect of temperature on bolted flange assemblies"

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2014 January - "How do I prevent galvanic corrosion in my packing gland?"

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2013 November - "EN 1591-4 ; the key to success?"

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2013 September - "What are the key steps to cutting compression packings for optimum performance?"

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2013 June - "What is the impact of flange finish on gasket performance?"

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2013 April - "Carbon and Graphite Packings."

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2013 January - "Tightness in Gasketed Flanged Joints III ; new European standards."

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2012 November - "Tightness in Gasketed Flanged Joints II ; Standards for calculation and testing; early attempts in the USA and Germany."

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2012 September - "Tightness in Gasketed Flanged Joints I ; Background and challenges."

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2012 June - "Determination of bolt torque for flanged connections."

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2012 April - "What is the impact of packing friction on valve performance?"

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2012 January - "An introduction to gasket selection and installation."

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2011 November - "Advantages of die-formed packing rings."

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2011 September - "What makes a good stuffing box packing?"

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2009 September - "Was it Really the Gasket?"

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