Hands-on training using Flexitallic's Sustainable Training Unit (FSTU) bolt-up rig clearly demonstrates "Best Practices", as well as the effect of different bolt-up techniques, lubricants, soft vs. hard washers, different gasket types, relaxation, preload scatter, combination vs. torque wrenches, etc. Sessions range from 2 hours to 6 hours and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. The FSTU bolt-up rig consists of a standard 8 bolt flange; all bolts presented in real time on a digital display showing individual bolt stress, average bolt stress, as well as a bar graph of the scatter and a gasket load-deflection curve.
The gasket is usually the least expensive item in the system, however, if the correct gasket is not ordered or if it is not installed correctly, the gasket can become the most expensive item in terms of downtime, lost productivity, health and safety issues, etc. The intent of Flexitallic seminars is to ensure that designers, engineers, specifiers, users, and purchasers of gaskets are aware of the various styles and materials that are available for specific applications, and to discuss the many factors that affect the performance of a bolted-gasketed joint.
To learn more about these Flexitallic training opportunities please contact your nearest Schimberg Co. location.