The selection and installation of isolation kits has seemed pretty simple throughout the years. Simply select a gasket that stated it was an “isolating gasket” and pair it with isolating sleeves and washers. Then, install the gasket as any normal gasket would be installed. This practice however, has led to countless isolation and leakage failures. But what lead to these failures?
This paper will dramatically simplify the selection process for isolation gaskets/kits and will also provide a better integrity program for installation and testing of isolation kits.