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PDF File: A Different Kind Of Animal, World Pipeline Magazine

Tim Hurley, GPT Industries, USA, explains the differences between a standard gasket and an isolation kit, and the importance of properly installing them.

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of isolation kits, GPT’s engineers have seen a significant number of isolation kit failures. The engineering team performs forensic analyses on the kits to determine the root cause (or causes) of failure and document the information. An overwhelming number of failures occur due to improper installation.