Sealing Global, Serving Local: CorrukammBy Lamons
Of all the conflicting research surrounding bolted joint reliability, there is one fundamental aspect that any engineer or technical expert will agree upon: relaxation is the primary cause of leakage and poor joint performance.
Over the last century of metal gasket design, manufacturers have attempted to incorporate an aspect of 'recovery in their gasket designs to assist in offsetting this inevitable joint relaxation and maintain gasket stress in the joint.
The concept of incorporating this feature in the gasket is a very notable goal. However, it has always been met with very limited success.
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