Bolted flanged connections holding saltwater are notably problematic. Common and inexpensive sealing materials like graphite promote corrosion and therefore are unsuitable. Recent and emerging technologies like Corriculite sealing material and the Change gasket offer cost savings by eliminating flange corrosion, flange replacement and repair, associated leaks and unexpected downtime.
Discussion will enumerate properties of Corriculite as non-conductive and superior in sealing performance as well as properties of the Change gasket, a semi-metallic seal with exceptional dynamic recovery.

Primary Author/Conference Presenter:
Kathryn Worden
Applications Engineer
Deer Park, Texas