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Learn more about the success of GPT products with examples from real-world applications.

Tim Hurley, GPT Industries, USA, explains how fiberglass reinforced epoxy products can be used to prevent galvanic corrosion in flanged piping systems.

With America’s pipelines aging and the ever increasing demands posed by harsher service conditions, the importance of integrity management and in particular corrosion prevention have never been more important and real. In this paper we explore how advancements in corrosion control methods and materials are going a long way to extending the life of pipeline infrastructure.

..“If a system is only as strong as its weakest link, don’t let gaskets be that weak link! “..

GPT is assisting in the fight against pipe and flange corrosion to enhance safety.

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.

A standard in gasket design for GPT is to match the gasket inside diameter to the pipe bore that the gasket is being put into. This is the appropriate sizing for most of GPT’s gaskets, and this article will dive into how the precise gasket inside diameter is found, along with why this is standard for GPT to do.