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Non-asbestos materials for sealing gaskets in ship pipelines connections
Authors: B.A. Gorelik


The present article provides a solution to the problem of using non-asbestos instead of asbestos materials for making gaskets sealing the connections of ship pipelines. A comparison of the properties of the materials used in the flanged connections of ship pipelines has been made. The possible variants of replacing asbestos materials with non-asbestos ones not impacting the ship systems reliability have been given. These non-asbestos gaskets allow for the improvement of the pipelines ecological compatibility as a whole. Their technical characteristics also exceed those of asbestos-containing ones, the sizes meet the standards and are concentric with the holes for the fixing bolts.

Keywords: ship pipeline systems, flanged connections, pipelines reliability, asbestos, non-asbestos sealing materials. 


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About authors

Boris Gorelik - DSc, professor, FSEI State Marine Technical University, 3, Lotsmanskaya st., 190121, St. Petersburg, Russia

Issue: 44/45 (2016)

For citation: B.A. Gorelik. Non-asbestos materials for sealing gaskets in ship pipelines connections. Research Bulletin by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. 2016, No. 44/45, pp. 75-80.

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UDC:  629.5.06
Pages:  75-80
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