Why Do Gasketed Joints Leak
In this white paper, we discuss a number of methods that may be used to counteract the forces that reduce initial bolt load and gasket load on a bolted joint. While some are
better than others, none do much to maintain the loads needed to prevent gasketed
joints from leaking once the system is in operation and cycling for any amount of time.
Solon Flange Washers: The Leak-Free Solution
Solon® Flange Washers work constantly to maintain tight, leak-free seals in bolted
flange joints. Our flange washers increase the elasticity of the bolting system, often by a factor of 7 to 15 times. Compared to alternative measures, Solon Flange Washers are the most economical solution for preventing leaks in bolted flange joints.
The initial preload can be attained via several tried and true methods. The challenge lies in maintaining this preload throughout the life of the joint. Solon Flange Washers can prevent flange leaks and reduce fugitive emissions.