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situationsituation

A steel company was facing repeated cases of leakages from the gearbox flanges. High vibrations and heavy shock loads experienced by the gearboxes loosened the bolts which mount the housing. This reduced the clamp load on the gaskets which led to costly leaks and necessitated immediate cleanup to prevent accidents and gear seizure.

situationConventional method used

Pre-cut gaskets

situationWhy does it not work

Pre-cut gaskets are held in place by the mounting bolts. Once the bolts loosen the cut gaskets cannot maintain seal and gaps appear leading to leaks.s

loctite solution

Loctite 515

Pre-cut gaskets are held in place by the mounting bolts. Once the bolts loosen the cut gaskets cannot maintain seal and gaps appear leading to leaks.

Results

  • Low inventory of cut gaskets Low inventory of cut gaskets
  • Reduced downtime due to fast repair time Reduced downtime due to fast repair time
  • Elimination of costly oil leakage Elimination of costly oil leakage
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