DuPont Plunkett Award 2013
FLANGE RESCUE GASKET
The Flange Rescue Gasket (FRG) is a revolutionary new product from Flexitallic, created in direct response to requests from our customers.
Asset Managers in the oil and gas industries wanted a solution to the problem of internal corrosion of flanges with associated hydrocarbon releases. Utilising Flexitallic’s powerful sealing technology, the FRG is capable of adapting to extensively damaged flange sealing surfaces.
The FRG allows full closure of the corroded area to prevent further damage, with operators able to open flanges for inspection and confidently resume operation using a new FRG. Creating a new industry standard in the care of flanges and joints, the FRG also provides major cost savings by reducing leaks and slowing the effects of corrosion, therefore dramatically reducing the risk of shutdowns.
Flexitallic’s revolutionary sealing technology, highly compressible Sigma® ensures the FRG conforms to damaged flange surfaces to seal and prevent further deterioration.
Developed for applications where highly aggressive chemicals are used, FRG-HF provides the ultimate sealing potential in reducing corrosion activity.
This innovative gasket was adapted for sub-sea use in response to customer requirements for all the benefits of the FRG, with additional functionality to promote safe practice.
FRG-RJ employs unique principles to create a ring joint gasket that is suitable for topside and subsea applications where improved corrosion resistance or prevention is required.
Developed for LNG and cryogenic service applications, Flexitallic has developed the FRG-CS.
For dealing with corrosion damaged flange faces, in challenging environments, which also require a fire-safe sealing solution such as hydrocarbon containing systems.