Sealing Solutions

The Academy of Joint Integrity are part of the Flexitallic Group of companies. For over 100 years Flexitallic has been at the forefront of the gasket and sealing industry, providing innovative sealing solutions across industry.

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The Spiral Wound Gasket

The Spiral Wound Gasket invented by Flexitallic, continues to underpin Leak Free Flanged Bolted Connections.  Compression and Methane leakage performance tests are critical to ensure the competent bolting contractors achieve a right first time connection. Re work and re tightening can result in huge safety/ time and cost issues delaying projects and providing a backlog in maintenance.

A requirement of any gasket is the ability to recover under variable loads. The effects of pressure and temperature fluctuations, the temperature difference across the flange face, along with flange rotation, bolt stress relaxation and creep, demand a gasket with adequate flexibility and recovery, to maintain a seal under variable working conditions.

Please note attached document specifically advised as a key note to purchasing authorities who may find being frugal during the purchasing phase, may result in costly re work or loss of containment.  Make sure you are confident in your purchasing decision as all Spiral Wound Gaskets are not manufactured the same.

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Flexitallic Spiral Wound Gasket – ECITB Quality Statement

As a top tier COMAH site we commissioned the Academy of Joint Integrity to deliver a suite of  Energy Institute Certified Flange Integrity/ Sealing Technology Training Courses to our Operators and Maintenance Staff. Delivery was both professional and tailored to meet site needs, and met with HSE compliance pre requisites. We would certainly recommend the Academy for any COMAH facility as they have a wealth of experience in the subject area, also the training rigs visual display , permits users to view what is happening to the components during the assembly and tightening operation.

Andrew Purvis, Quality/Training Manager, Chemoxy International Ltd
“Thanks again for the course last week -it was very informative and helpful, made me realise there’s a lot more to making a seal than just swinging on a spanner!”
Dan Munroe (attended MJI10/MJI19 course)

“I never cease to be impressed with the instrumented flange demo unit and the other delegates clearly enjoyed that as well. I find the way you can combine new innovations into existing products to provide high integrity solutions to aging plant very interesting.”

Mike Riach, Technical Authority - Topside Bolting, STORK