Why do gaskets fail?

Gaskets fail for many reasons; often a combination of different factors. Here are some things to consider:

  • Are the flanges even/flat?
  • Is the Torque correct?
  • Are the bolt spaces even?
  • Is the gasket too thick?
  • Is the material correct? (resistant to fluid, service chemicals, temperature etc.)
  • Too old (gaskets have a shelf life)
  • Blow out (pressure inconsistencies)

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