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.
|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!