Valve Gasket Installation

Author:     Published time:2016-11-03 19:24     Reading times:952    

Most of gaskets come with instruction manuals, as do the equipment in which they are being installed. It is essential to follow installing instructions to ensure right installation and to avoid “voiding” the warranty of the equipment.

In general, the steps to install a gasket include:

Remove of surrounding components

Surface cleaning

Surface inspection

Alignment inspection

Inspection of the older one and new gasket

Gasket installation

Lubrication of the bolts

Tightening of the bolts


Remember that when select and installing a gasket, do not cut corners. Spending the time and funds to replace a series of gaskets correctly is far less expensive than having to shut down and replace just one that was chosen or installed incorrectly.