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Whitepapers & Technical Papers

All Industries:

Types of Fluoroelastomer Seals for Pump Users: Explained

Types of Fluoroelastomer Seals for Pump Users: Explained

Aggressive pumping environments can be problematic for pump engineers. This paper investigates the latest developments in fluoroelastomer technology.

Effective Sealing for Pumps with Elastomers

Effective Sealing for Pumps with Elastomers

Pump users demand maximum operating efficiency from their investment and sealing solutions have to be designed to function between long service intervals.

Food & Pharmaceutical:

This whitepaper looks at which elastomers are best for gaskets, O-rings, sanitary rings and hygienic pipe connectors used in CIP and SIP operations. Determining the material chemistry that will have the longest service life depends on the conditions they will experience during use.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis can be used to look at all the costs associated with buying and using a particular seal compared with alternatives.

This whitepaper looks at the risks involved with poor traceability of sealing materials and components.  It investigates the problems that can occur using counterfeit components and gaskets that are not what they claim to be, and provides examples of hygienic gaskets purchased online. 

FDA compliance is often a core requirement for elastomers seals used in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing.  This whitepaper looks at how materials are tested and the different levels of FDA compliance - not all seals are equal.

This whitepaper investigates the best elastomer sealing materials for Steam In Place (SIP) and Clean In Place (CIP) processes and looks at some of the challenges seen in these applications.

This whitepaper explains the benefits of FFKM, how it compares to other elastomer materials and why it is becoming the material of choice for many food, dairy and pharmaceutical sealing applications.

This whitepaper discusses the fundamentals of FKM and FFKM materials, investigates their strengths and weaknesses and the impact on their suitability for use in the most critical sealing applications.

This whitepaper teaches you how to measure and specify the correct sanitary gasket. Differences in clamp standards around the world and incorrect measuring of fittings can result in the wrong gaskets being used, which leads to leakage, contamination and costly downtime.

This whitepaper investigates the most common causes of sanitary clamp gasket failure and sets out how these problems can be eliminated.

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In this whitepaper, we take a look at why you should rethink your PTFE/Teflon sanitary gaskets and the benefits of switching to FFKM sanitary gaskets.

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Oil & Gas:

Choosing a High Temperature Steam Resistant Elastomer

Choosing a High Temperature Steam Resistant Elastomer

This paper details the properties of EnDura® E90SR after high temperature steam exposure in comparison with other types of commercially available elastomers.

Low Temperature Sealing in High Pressure Applications

Low Temperature Sealing in High Pressure Applications

Explore the many choices in elastomer materials based on criteria such as chemical and heat resistance.

This document summarises the test requirements of the API 6A, Annex F and ISO10423 Elastomer Immersion Tests and highlights areas to be considered when interpreting results.

Semiconductor:

Electrostatic Discharge in Semiconductor

Electrostatic Discharge in Semiconductor

Technological progress within the semiconductor industry brings with it greater yield sensitivity with the desire to reduce costs a constant driver. How well defects are controlled throughout an increasingly automated manufacturing process plays a critical role.

Killer Consumables: How clean are your seals?

Killer Consumables: How clean are your seals?

In semiconductor manufacturing the threat of particle and especially metallic contamination to transistor integrity is a significant and potentially costly threat.

Purity or Plasma Resistance - Can you have both?

Purity or Plasma Resistance - Can you have both?

A study of tests carried out on different elastomer materials in aggressive chemistries and plasma conditions.

Introduction to Perlast Helios

Introduction to Perlast Helios

Perlast® Helios G7HA is a perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) material capable of eliminating the trade-off betweeen high purity, plasma resistance and high temperature performance.

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