Robco White Papers and short version Tech-Notes, written by our product specialists.
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Choosing a Gasket Material - Tips on what you should know when selecting a gasket material for a specific application
Gaskets are everywhere. They prevent the leak of fluid, air, steam and gas and can be found in every industrial application, whether in engines, machinery, boilers, valves, piping and so much more, one thing is certain; it’s critical to select the right gasket material for each application. For this, you need to know the answer to these important questions... etc...
5 Reasons to use Preformed Packing Ring Sets in rotating equipment
Comparison of bulk compression packing versus pre-cut, preformed packing ring sets in rotating, fluid handling equipment. You rely on braided compression packing to efficiently seal rotating equipment, particularly when sealing aggressive fluids where mechanical seals have demonstrated their limits. etc...
The UHMW with the lowest coefficient of friction
Slide-X for lubricant free conveyors and many other applications.
Why using North American made crucible lid seal is the smart choice over cheaper imported types.
Robco has been producing various type of braided crucible lid seals for use in the aluminium industry for decades. End-users repeatedly reported a noticeable difference in longevity of the Robco seals versus products available from low cost producers located in Europe, Asia, South America, etc...
Improving operations of cone crusher bearings with high performance grease and lubricants.
Industrial operations are expected to run faster and for longer periods of time, resulting in greater demands being placed on machinery performance. The appropriate selection of lubrication can add thousands of hours of extra life to equipment etc...
HOW CAN I QUALIFY IF A COMPRESSION PACKING MEETS LOW VOC EMISSIONS STANDARDS?
Statistics quantify that over 60% of VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions from refineries are caused by valve leakage. The American Petroleum Institute developed a fugitive emissions test... etc...
WHAT VALVE COMPRESSION PACKING SHOULD BE USED WHEN FIRE-SAFETY IS A CONCERN?
A test was devised by the American Petroleum Institute to ascertain if a compression packing can sustain the circumstances of a fire at a petrochemical facility. It is the API 589 rev II Fire Test. This is how it goes.. etc...
DO YOU REQUIRE BIOCOMPATIBLE LUBRICANTS?
ARE YOU AN ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE COMPANY?
You need products that meet the requirements of being a readily biodegradable lubricant which then
means that you need Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants! EAL products must have a low toxicity level,
a low bio-accumulation and be bio-renewable.. etc...
SO YOU NEED A HIGH RESISTANCE GASKET FOR POTABLE WATER?
You may require gaskets for potable water that oer better performance (pressure / temperature / chemical resistance)
than simple rubber gaskets. But which one(s) are acceptable ?
Potable water gaskets in North America are routinely required to comply.. etc...