Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Flange Gasket Division Update, Nov. 2016

The Flange Gasket Division held their Autumn meeting on the 12th October in Putzbrunn, Germany at the W.L. Gore facilities. The Technical Task Force for this division also held their meeting and both sets of minutes can be found in the Members Area. If you don’t have the password, email markneal@europeansealing.com (members only).

Key Subjects Under Discussion are:

  • The Friction Factor Project.

Now that phase one is complete phase two is under way and the aim is to start testing with a view to discussion results in May at the AGM. A further 18 materials from a variety of manufacturers are now to be tested. Fibre sheet material, Graphite filled Fibre sheet materials, Graphite gaskets, PTFE filled, SWG and Kamm’s are all included in phase 2.

  • Flange Gasket Handbook

The latest edition of this book is nearing conclusion and will soon be entering its final 30 day consultation period. The final chapters 4 to 6 are now in circulation and any member wishing to make a comment on the content of these chapters should address their replies to Daniel at dbissett@wlgore.com and he will coordinate the responses on behalf of the ESA.

The latest draft of Flange Gasket Handbook can be found in the Members Area.

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