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PDF File: Isolation Kit Torque Suggestions - Insight into Torque

In this technical write up, my goal is to give the reader a better understanding of why torque is very important to ensure that our isolation gaskets perform as intended. Torque is the action of applying a force in order to turn a body. In the case of bolted joints, torque is most commonly referred to the amount of force being applied to the assembly’s nuts in order to achieve a target compressive force, in our case, on a gasket. One may ask “how does a twisting force translate into a compressive force”? Let’s break it down.