No one can argue that pipelines have changed tremendously in the last 75 years. Pipeline metallurgy has become stronger and less prone to corrosion. New exotic metallurgies have been introduced to further resist the chemicals that are now often found in oil and gas streams (sour gas, chlorides and steam). Pressures and temperatures have increased and emission reduction requirements have become a way of life for most companies. Meanwhile, the operation of a fire safe pipeline has also become a higher priority.
During that same time period, isolation gaskets have pretty much stayed the same. Its time things changed ; in this paper we discuss the biggest advancement in Isolation Gasket/kit technology for near 50 years.