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OmniSafe Particle Study – Stainless Steel Gaskets

Stainless steel gaskets are required in certain gas systems such as carbon monoxide, ozone, and trimethyl arsenic. Because SS gaskets are harder than nickel, the torque induced problems of sealing and galling are amplified. Due to the SS sealing problems, some companies have specified silver plated SS gaskets to reduce friction and galling. Recently these […]

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Non Destructive Multi Mate/Demate Metal Seal Formation

Metal gaskets under compression, along a torroidal interface, exhibit plastic and elastic deformation. The elastic deformation is the “spring back” in the gasket indentation that occurs when the fitting is demated. The plastic deformation is remaining the indentation left in the gasket. The elastic deformation is directly proportional to the plastic indention, (i.e. 10%). As […]

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OmniSafe Cross Section – Finger Tight

This is the cross sectional view of the Omnisafe fitting at finger tight (click to enlarge). The gap between the torque eliminators is the same as the gasket thickness (.028”). If the gasket is missing, the torque eliminators bottom out into a “fail safe” mode. This prevents torroid to torroid contact and destruction. The fitting […]

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OmniSafe Particle Study – Multiple Make Up

This is the equipment and procedure used to determine the quantity and size of the particles shed into the process stream, due to galling, as a legacy metal face seal fitting is tightened. Objectives Compare standard metal face seal fitting with the OmniSafe torque suppression fitting over the following criteria: Examine the sealing surfaces of […]

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OmniSafe Particle Study – Single Make Up

This is the equipment and procedure used to determine the quantity and size of the particles shed into the process stream, due to galling, as a legacy metal face seal fitting is tightened. Objectives Compare standard metal face seal fitting with the OmniSafe torque suppression fitting over the following criteria: Examine the sealing surfaces of […]

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Mil Std 810E – Seal Integrity Study

Mil Std 810E is designed to check the seal integrity of equipment under transportation shock & vibration. This study was performed by Applied Materials at Quanta Labs . The vibration phase was conducted for 3 hours which is designed to simulate 3000 miles of transportation. The fittings glands were clamped into the fixture before tighten […]

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