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Common Misunderstandings About Gasket and Bolted Connection Interactions

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David Reeves

Chevron Corporation, Richmond, CA

Warren Brown

Integrity Engineering Solutions, Dunsborough, WA, Australia

Paper No. PVP2012-78702, pp. 237-245; 9 pages
  • ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15–19, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5502-7
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


Unfortunately most people’s knowledge about bolted connections comes more from information that has been “passed down” from a variety of sources than a solid understanding of the physics and science that impacts pressure boundary bolted connection reliability. A correct understand of bolt and gasket interactions gives a person the skills to reliably solve a variety of sealing application problems. This paper looks at some of the more significant misunderstandings that inhibit people’s ability to effective resolve and prevent problems with bolted connections.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME
Topics: Gaskets



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