Using spiral wound gaskets as spacers during mockups can also be costly. Most projects buy 200%-300% of the required gaskets required for the piping system. The reason for this is spiral wound gaskets are often damaged during the test bolting stage. Once the gaskets are compressed, they cannot be used during final bolting.
Lastly, if the spiral wound gasket is not completely compressed or if the connection is not properly torqued, moisture can get between the gasket and flange face causing corrosion and damage the machined surface while the connection awaits final bolt up.
If you want to stop damage to your flange faces during mock bolt up of your piping systems, P3 mockGASKETS are your Simple – Effective – Solution. They simulate the thickness of the spiral wound gasket; they protect the flange face against accidental mechanical damage and when used with flangeDOTS, stop corrosion on the flange face. Simple to attach with our multiNUTS bolting system and designed to be removed just before inserting the spiral wound gasket at final bolting. mockGASKETS are available in all pipe sizes and are a must for your next piping construction project. They have a convenient tab at the top to indicate that it needs to be removed before final bolting. This tab allows for the mockGASKET to be safety removed without injuring anyone’s hands in the process.
Here are a few benefits of using mockGASKETS:
- Lightweight and easy to store
- Simple to install and remove
- Less expensive than a spiral wound gasket
- Protects flange face from mechanical damage
- Avoid pinch point injures with the easy remove tab