A major global North Sea based operator had been having issues with sealing on their heat exchanger end plate fin fan plug gaskets. Mica faced Kammprofiles had been installed and they had leaked. This lead to a test programme being set up by the operator to identify the performance of alternative sealing materials.
A series of Hydro, Nitrogen and Helium/Nitrogen leak tests were performed both at ambient temperature and at 177c During these tests it was established that the Delta V Seal out performed all other products ( Kammprofile style gaskets) and provided the highest level of sealing available. It was also established that the Delta V Seal had maintained the highest level of bolt load. The operator was extremely impressed by the performance.
A great result for the Delta V seal and more evidence of how this product is growing in reputation in the North Sea market.