Are you Wasting Money on Replacement Gaskets?

A gasket is a gasket, right? Well, not in all cases. We hear this assumption from customers all the time.  While at times it may be true, there are also circumstances where investing in a higher cost material may mean real savings in the long run. A Midwest dairy recently discovered an annual estimated $70,000+ of hard savings from simply swapping from Viton to TufSteel on filter gaskets.


The following numbers are based on a five-day production week to account for downtime and CIP. Also, assuming that Viton gaskets are discarded at each filter change, as was happening at this particular plant. 

Hard Savings:


Approximate Viton I-Line Gasket Cost:$3.00
TuffSteel I-Line Gasket Cost:$15.12
Number of Gaskets per Line:8
Number of Times per Day Viton Gaskets are Replaced (2 Hour Intervals):12
Number of Times per Day TufSteel Gasket is Replaced:0
Number of Production Days per Week:5
Viton Gasket Cost per Week per Line:$1440.00
TufSteel Gasket Cost per Line:$120.96
Savings after 5 Week Period:$7,079.04
Hard Annual Savings for Line (Assuming Monthly PM on TufSteel):$73,428.48


As you can see, although the initial investment per TufSteel gasket is more than four times the cost of the original Viton gaskets, the payoff long run is truly a significant savings. In addition to these proven savings, there are additional soft savings too!


  • ¬†Save Time for Replacing Gaskets
  • ¬†Less Product Loss
  • ¬†Improved Product Integrity because TufSteel is Metal Detectable

Are you wasting money and time on replacement gaskets? Call us to see where you may be able to capture savings too! 


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