Nonfunctioning Mock Gasket - Flange Protectors
Damage to the flange faces of your piping assets during test bolting is a very real possibility, especially when working with large diameter flanges that require equipment to lift and move them. Something as simple as a misunderstood hand gesture from the rigger, or a little too much lever at the controls of the crane can spell disaster for your flange faces with a costly repair and delay of your project.
Using spiral wound gaskets as spacers during mockup 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 of your piping system. Once they are compressed, they cannot be used during final bolting so they must be replaced with a new gasket.
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 P3-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. P3 mockGASKETS are available in all pipe sizes and are a must for your next piping construction project.
Precision Piping Products mockGASKETS, another Simple – Effective - Solution protecting and preserving of your piping system components.
Stop Flange Damage
Advantages to using P3 mockGASKETS
- Protects the flange face from mechanical damage.
- Less expensive than spiral wound gasket.
- Eliminates the need to buy 200%-300% of required gaskets.
- Easy to store.
- Simple to install and remove.
- Avoid pinch point injuries with the easy remove tab.
Keeping the machined surface area of your flange faces safe from mechanical damage during test bolt up with P3 mockGASKETS.
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