207-23 Gaskets & Flanges

Major categories of gaskets, identification, factors affecting performance and bolt tightening

Course Number 207-23

Gaskets & Flanges

1 hour of instruction

Defines a gasket and its purpose. Two primary forces acting on a gasket. Three other factors affecting gasket performance. Four flange surface finish considerations. Describes six types of flange facings. Three major categories of gaskets and the most common examples of each. Handling requirements and identification methods. Four steps in bolt tightening. 

Prerequisites - Understanding of line breaking and other safety practices. Basic mechanical skills.

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