Gasket seal eliminates emissions from flanges

Louise Smyth

Gaskets seals are generally the consumables often selected at the last moment in a design project and carry few expectations. Although viewed as less significant, this consumable can have the most severe impact on human health, the environment and a production facility’s revenue. 

The DeltaV-Seal enables the reduction of operating expenditures associated with production, maintenance, and product loss. All forms of industrial production of gases or liquids utilise pipes, flanges, and seals. Traditional sealing solutions are an indisputable weak point in any piping system due to their leak-prone nature and life span degradation. Despite the countless safe guards and precautionary measures that are implemented in piping systems and production facilities, current sealing solutions still represent significant risks to health, safety, and environment hazards.

From conception, the primary design purpose of the DeltaV-Seal has been to completely eliminate emissions from flanges in a piping network; in-turn enabling a client to greatly increase operating efficiencies and reduce overall costs. This also enables a significant reduction in environmental contamination that a processing facility or piping system may otherwise have on an environment.

The DeltaV-Seal has been certified as a “Fire and Blowout Safe” gasket sealing solution (in accordance with API 6FB regulations). Through controlled extreme heat and pressure tests lasting 30 minutes the gasket was exposed to temperatures in excess of 650ºC and 40 bar of pressure. Test results revealed that the DeltaV-Seal released only 1% of the permitted volume, additional testing revealed the gasket to resist mechanical stress and vibrations greater than 10 million repetitions. These results also enabled it to receive the first DNVGL certification for gasket sealing technology.

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