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    A Unique Concept in Gasket Technology for Reducing Vehicle Weight and Lowering Flange Design Costs

    Published: 01 January 1977

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    A gasket “system” consisting of a high-density core unitized with “tailored” stress-risers, permits the user of choosing rigid and/or lighter component flange castings; with a potential reduction of the number of capscrews needed for a durable flange joint. Subsequent loading necessary for a conventional compression seal could therefore be reduced, allowing a further reduction in tensile strength requirements for the mechanical fasteners. The elimination, or relief, of tight flange surface-machining tolerances are then possible, reflecting a cost savings.

    Author Information:

    Passarella, MT
    F. D. Farnam Co.,

    Farnam, RG
    F. D. Farnam Co.,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F03.60

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27940S