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Serrated, Graphite-Faced Fin-Fan Exchanger Plug Gaskets

by LGG Industrial on October 25, 2023

Sealing the hundreds of plugs on the typical Fin-Fan exchanger has become more and more problematic as emission requirements have gotten increasingly stringent. To address...

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New vs. Used Studs in Heat Exchanger Assembly

by LGG Industrial on September 19, 2023

As a matter of “best practices”, we recommend the use of new stud bolts whenever a heat exchanger joint is reassembled. To a company...

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Octagonal vs. Oval Ring Joint Gaskets

by LGG Industrial on August 28, 2023

The American Petroleum Institute (API) first issued its standard for Ring Joints and Ring Joint Flanges (API Specification 6B) in June of 1936. This standard...

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“Coefficient of Friction” vs. “Nut Factor”

by LGG Industrial on July 31, 2023

Both of the terms “Coefficient of Friction” and “Nut Factor” are frequently used when speaking about gaskets – in particular, about the squeezing of gaskets...

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Insulating Flanges

by LGG Industrial on June 22, 2023

At first look, the practice of insulating flanges seems to have several clear advantages. Insulating the flanges would: cut back on radiated heat, thus providing...

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The Difference Between Load vs. Stress

by LGG Industrial on May 25, 2023

One of the most frequent mistakes made when talking about forces is to use the words “load” and “stress” interchangeably, as if they mean the...

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Threaded Tube Sheets – A Case Study

by LGG Industrial on April 26, 2023

Background: This hot feed / effluent heat exchanger has a history of leaking that extends back 10 years and includes clamping and leak-sealing by outside...

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CEO of ERIKS North America’s Addresses Year of Change and What’s Ahead

by LGG Industrial on April 12, 2023

CEO Jeff Crane joins to discuss a year of change for ERIKS NA, which was divested from ERIKS NV in early 2022. We discuss ERIKS’...

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A Leak-Free Gasket Solution

by LGG Industrial on December 2, 2020

Recently, an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) that makes large filter units for food-grade services was reporting leaks on the cover gasket that they were using. The...

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Hose Failure Behind the Hose Fitting and Incorrect Crimping

by LGG Industrial on March 10, 2020

Have you ever had a hose “bubble” right behind, or very near, the fitting? Your hose assembly is extremely vulnerable nearest the fitting. Therefore, it...

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Does Your Industrial Hose Supplier Know the Hazards of Steam Hose?

by LGG Industrial on March 5, 2020

Your industrial hose supplier should be aware that tube erosion (typically called the popcorning) in steam hose is most pronounced in hoses on the market...

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Selecting the Right Conveyor Belt Supplier Checklist

by LGG Industrial on February 25, 2020

Your conveyor system is one of the most important elements of your operation so it’s critical that you work with a partner that understands just...

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