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What Causes Leaks in Bolted Flange Joints?
Bolted flange joints are one of the most critical, and yet also the most vulnerable points of pressurized systems.  Maintaining a solid seal at these points is the key to preventing leaks and fugitive emissions. While there is no substitute for proper gasket selection and assembly procedures, there ...
Determining Torque When Utilizing Belleville Washers On Flanged Connections
A common question with new users of the belleville washer is “How much torque do I need to apply during installation?” and the definitive answer is…it depends.  Several factors will play a large part in how much torque is required, such as gasket load requirements, bolt condition, coatings or lubric...
Coil Springs vs. Belleville Springs
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Belleville International is dedicated to providing quality Belleville disc springs and washers for a variety of industries.   These springs are part of a family of components known as compression springs, which includes the more traditional coil springs.  Both springs function in a similar way: Forc...
Little Known Uses of Belleville Washers
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Here at Belleville International, we serve a variety of industries.  The valve manufacturing industry benefits from bellevilles to help maintain solid seals and prevent leaking by utilizing them for live loading and ball valve seating applications; petrochemical production and petroleum systems are ...
Flow Control Components in Valve Applications
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Belleville International is a leading manufacturer of belleville disc springs and flow control components for the valve industry.  From Belleville washers for live loading applications to seat locking rings and body gaskets, our expertise and experience allow us to fulfill all of your contract manuf...
Standard Fasteners
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The belleville disc spring has been known by any number of names since its invention in the mid-19th century by Jullian F. Belleville, such as coned-disc springs, conical spring washers, disc springs, Belleville springs, and cupped spring washers. The conical-shaped washers are used in applications,...