The function of gasketed joints is significantly determined by the properties of the gasket. These are necessary for both the selection of a suitable gasket and the required proof of tightness and integrity. Additionally, these characteristics are required for quality assurance purposes by the gasket manufacturers.
The most important properties are summarized in a set of (standardized) gasket factors.
AMTEC developed a series of test rigs to determine gasket properties – accurately and cost-effectively. Tests can be performed according to national and international standards as well as according to user-defined procedures.
Our multifunctional gasket test rig TEMESfl.ai1 provides
at room temperature or elevated temperature, as well as under load or internal pressure.
The test rig can be operated both manually and fully automatically – which represents a decisive advantage for long testing periods.
The TEMESta.luft test rig is designed for component testing of real flanged connections to investigate gasket quality in terms of the TA Luft (the German Clean Air Act). Here, the sealing behaviour is determined after a previous exposure to temperature.
The testing device TEMESfire.safe is engineered to test flanged joints and valves for their fire resistance. With this device, user-defined test procedures or tests according to EN ISO 10497, BS 6755-2, API 607, API 6FA or API 6FB can be conducted.
The most important inspection standards for European gasket technology are DIN 28090 and EN 13555. These define the characteristics, and also define the test procedures for determining these characteristics. Furthermore, DIN 28091 describes procedures for quality assurance in the manufacture of flat gasket materials.
The test procedures according to DIN 52913 and DIN 3535 are also well established standards in the market, similar to the American inspection standards ROTT (Room Temperature Tightness Test) or HOBT (Hot Blow-Out Test). Successful component inspection according to VDI Guideline 2440 is necessary to prove the quality of a sealing element to meet TA-Luft (the German Clean Air Act) requirements.
Today, we are regarded as the leading global supplier of gasket test rigs. Our test rigs can be found on nearly every continent. Our service – which doesn't come to an end once the product has been delivered – ensures satisfied customers everywhere. Simple support queries are just as much a part of our range of services as regular maintenance and recalibration of testing equipment.
We have also developed special solutions when required, e.g. a test rig for high temperature applications up to 900 °C, or for gaskets with large nominal sizes which needed to be tested in individual segments.
We have also carried out modernizations to older test rigs from other manufacturers – this is not limited to Klinger test rigs.