Publications

2018 November – Valve World – “An experimental determination of the gasket-flange surface friction factor, µG “

17 April 2019

In the article for the November issue of Valve World magazine, ESA member Dr.-Ing. Manfred Schaaf, CEO of Messtechnischer Service GmbH, writes about the ESA’s test programme to determine generic data for various types of …

Compression Packing Technical Manual 4th Edition

13 February 2019

Published 2019 Provides detailed information on compression packings and their components, with guidance on their selection and installation. A substantial revision of the 3rd edition which was published in 2008. English language version. Published in collaboration …

2018 May – Valve World – “Qualifying quarter-turn valves for low emissions”

16 May 2018

In the article for the May issue of Valve World magazine, ESA Technical Director David Edwin Scott compares two test procedures to qualify a quarter-turn valve design for fugitive emissions service; ISO 15848-1 and API …

2018 March – Valve World Publications – “The bolted connection – seal failure analysis and corrective action”

15 March 2018

In the article for the March issue of Valve World magazine, ESA member D. Halkyard, Flexitallic Ltd, writes about possible causes, checks and remedial actions to seal failures and subsequent down times. Further to his …

2018 February – Valve World Publications – “Understanding and preventing causes of down time”

15 February 2018

In the article for the February issue of the Valve World magazine, ESA member D. Halkyard, Flexitallic Ltd, writes about understanding and preventing causes of asset down time. Improved plant reliability is key to optimising …

2017 November – Valve World Publications – “Choosing between the various types of gasket materials”

1 November 2017

In the article for the November issue of the Valve World magazine, ESA member Dick Pronk writes about choosing between the various types of gasket materials. Many variables affect the selection of a gasket for …

Article about ESA in the Pump Engineer Magazine

10 October 2017

In the June issue of the Pump Engineer Magazine, you can find more about the ESA. The editor Dierdre Morgan spoke with Mark Neal, Secretary General of the ESA to learn more about sealing technology …

Fugitive Emissions Journal

23 September 2017

“Stem Sealing to meet industrial emissions regulations for new or refurbished valves”, by Ralf Vogel and David Edwin-Scott, ESA

Gaskets Handbook – 1st Edition July 2017

22 July 2017

Successfully sealing a bolted flange connection is dependent on all components of a well-designed system working together, effectively and safely. This Handbook provides technical information on gaskets as a constituent part of a bolted flange …