Gasket Fundamentals and Installation Training

Proper gasket installation is of utmost importance in industrial machinery to ensure efficient and safe operation. Whether you are working with pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, or other equipment, following the correct gasket installation procedures is critical for maintaining leak-free seals and preventing costly downtime.

A gasket seals fluids and gases, but its effectiveness depends on proper installation. This is crucial for preventing leaks, which can cause efficiency loss, environmental harm, and safety risks.

Correct installation also maintains structural integrity, especially in high-pressure or temperature environments. Improper installation can lead to deformation or failure of equipment. Moreover, it ensures optimal performance and efficiency by distributing stress uniformly and facilitating heat or pressure transfer.

Following manufacturer guidelines extends the gasket and equipment lifespan by preventing degradation. Proper installation reflects precision, attention to detail, and adherence to industry standards in engineering practices, highlighting a commitment to quality and reliability.

View the following E-book to learn the many benefits of proper gasket installation, including gasket fundamentals, reference charts and checklists. Download here.


Our Gasket Training Rig

Our FADU (Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit) Training Rig is a great “hands-on” tool that helps to represent a true gasket installation experience. Users can use CNA, PTFE or even semi-metallic gaskets for demonstration. And the unit has a 4” 300# RF flange, with 8 – ¾” bolts that are individually strain gauged to measure the applicable bolt stress in real time.

Durlon offers bolt-up and gasket training utilizing a Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit (FADU) based on ASME PCC-1 principles. This 90 minute training incorporates live feedback on the screen as the gasket is simultaneously bolted into place. Participants observe gasket deflection, bolt stress and interaction between bolts (crosstalk), and learn the value of following PCC-1 guidelines and get the opportunity to put their experience to the test.


Who Should Attend

  • Pipe fitters
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Gasket Fabricators
  • Gasket Distributors
  • Contractors
  • Engineers
  • Planners


  • Learn about bolted flange connections
  • Increase gasket life
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Become proactive to fugitive emissions and the environment
  • Increase plant pipeline safety and reliability

Training Benefits

  • Scattered Bolt Load
  • Bolt/Stud Tensile/Yield Strength
  • Proper Lubrication
  • Legacy/Cross Pattern Bolt-Up
  • Use of Washers
  • Body Positioning
  • Torque/Box Wrenches
  • Proper Arm Movement


From beginner to advanced training options. Let us custom fit your needs.

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