Case Study: GYLON EPIX® 3504 Global Beverage Company

The customer’s chemical treatment vessel has nonstandard rectangular flanges with a limited number of bolts. The limited bolting resulted in inadequate compression to seal the gasket and the non-standard shape made the use of a molded engineered gasket unfeasible. When tested, expanded PTFE leaked. There was no alternative known at that time so the mess of crystalized leaking media was accepted as normal.