Expansion Joints Publications

(FSA0013) Non-Metallic Piping Expansion Joint Installation Procedures

Non-Metallic Piping Expansion Joint Installation ProceduresThis document provides guidance to maintenance operators and engineers to ensure that the installation of an expansion joint meets or exceeds system requirements. As a primer, it is intended to complement other plant-approved installation procedures.
©2015, 4 Pages.

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(FSA0004) Ducting Systems Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Technical Handbook, 4th Edition

Ducting Systems Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Technical HandbookThis book created to give both the designed and the user of flue gas ducting systems a better understanding of non-metallic expansion joints and a means of evaluating the various products on the market. The handbook describes in detail the applications and capabilities of non-metallic joints; provides information on standardized expansion joints and outlines the basic engineering concepts that are involved. It provides information on materials used plus many other sections organized to help in the design and specifying on non-metallic expansion joints. This handbook provides the basis for working intelligently with manufacturers to solve problems and to select the proper products for given applications.
©2010, 45 Pages.

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(FSA0005) Fabric Expansion Joints – Installation Guide, rev 2

Fabric Expansion Joints - Installation Guide, rev 2This publication is sponsored by the members of the Expansion Joint Division of the European Sealing Association in cooperation with the German RAL Quality Assurance Association and the Fluid Sealing Association. It provides best practices for the final installation of non-metallic ducting expansion joint components. FSA documents that provide further details on installation and storage are cited.
©2007, 8 Pages.

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(FSA0012) Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook, 8.0 Edition Expansion Joints - Piping Technical Handbook, 8.0 Edition
This eighth edition of the handbook provides updated compilations of construction standards and guides for specifying and purchasing non-metallic expansion joints and flexible pipe connectors. It is based on the latest experience in research, design and application of rubber (elastomer) expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint – Piping Division member companies of the FSA. The publication is intended to be a reference source of information and data for engineers who design and install piping systems. It provides guidance on design and selection of material and proper installation. This handbook is not intended to serve as a guide for design of piping systems. It historically has been widely used in customer inquiries as a reference for expansion joint design and performance standards.

©2016, 52 pages.

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Gaskets Publications

(FSA0008) Metallic Gasketing Technical Handbook, 3rd Edition

Metallic Gasketing Technical HandbookThis handbook was prepared by the FSA to assist designers, engineers and maintenance personnel in the selection of correct metallic and metallic composite gasketing materials for a wide range of applications and also to aid in their proper installation and maintenance for efficient service.
©2001, 19 Pages.

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(FSA0009) FSA/ESA Gasket Installation Procedures – Assuring Joint Integrity and Maximum Safety

Gasket Installation ProceduresThis laminated, pocket-sized document provides guidance to maintenance operators, engineers, and fitters to ensure successful gasket installation and assembly of bolted flange connections. It is intended to complement other plant-approved installation procedures.

Available in 9 languages including: English, Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Turkish.
©2001, 12 Pages.

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(FSA0007) FSA/ESA Guidelines for Safe Seal Usage – Flanges & Gaskets, Part 1

FSA/ESA Guidelines for Safe Seal Usage - Flanges & Gaskets, Part 1This document has been prepared for use by original equipment manufacturers, engineering contractors and end users. It is focused on solutions to the typical challenges faced by maintenance engineers and fitters responsible for pipe and equipment connections involving flanges and gaskets. The document aims to provide the reader with a series of guidelines for the safe usage of sealing components, in order to ensure maximum performance of the seal under service conditions.

Available in English and Spanish.
©1998, 40 Pages.

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(FSA0006) ESA/FSA Glossary of Sealing Terms

FSA/ESA Glossary of Sealing Terms The Glossary aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive background to terms used in describing aspects of sealing terminology, allowing the user access to technical considerations involved in safe and reliable sealing.
©2009, 68 Pages.

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Mechanical Seals Publications

(FSA0010) Mechanical Seal Handbook, Revised Edition

Mechanical Seals HandbookThis handbook provides a valuable reference and workbook for use by fluid power engineers, industrial maintenance personnel, students, libraries and engineering and trade associations. It contains many tables and drawings and provides in-depth information on mechanical seals designs and types, seal selection and seal material selection guides, suggested performance criteria, installation information, troubleshooting procedures, seal safety, as well as additional articles for reference.
©2000, 45 Pages.

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Pump & Valve Packings Publications

(FSA0001) Compression Packing Technical Manual, 3rd Edition

Compression Packing Technical Manual, 3rd EditionThis comprehensive revision of the Guidelines for the Use of Compression Packings is a joint publication of the Fluid Sealing Association and the European Sealing Association. It provides extensive coverage of a wide range of topics including the latest technological improvement in packing materials and construction and their performance parameters. From proper selection for applications to safe installation best practices, trouble shooting and environmental control, the manual provides practical, factual information. Packings for valves, pumps and a variety of other specialty equipment are reviewed. The Manual is a reference document for a broad range of personnel including plant maintenance, engineering and operations. It also is useful for manufacturers of OEM equipment and distributors charged with technical support in a wide range of industries. Methods of packing manufacture and function are described and technical references, including standards, are listed. The publication is arranged and colorfully illustrated to serve as a useful tool for those who presently use or are interested in using compression packing.
Available in English.
©2008, 116 Pages.

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(FSA0002) FSA/ESA Pump & Valve Packing Installation Procedures – Assuring Effective Sealing and Maximum Safety

(FSA0002) FSA/ESA Pump & Valve Packing Installation Procedures - Assuring Effective Sealing and Maximum SafetyThis laminated, pocket-sized document provides guidance to maintenance operators, engineers, and fitters to ensure a successful packing installation. Format is similar to the very successful FSA/ESA Gasket Installation Procedures pamphlet (Item #24). As a primer, it is intended to complement other plant-approved installation procedures.
Available in 5 languages including: English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French.
©2003, 16 Pages.

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