Hi everyone, in the past 6 months I've branched out from a post weld heat treat technician into a QC inspector. This past week I've been inspecting flanges for proper parts, assembly and bolt torque. I have one in question right now where as the outer edge of the gasket is raised for approximately 120 degrees of the gasket. This is a result of the gasket being in contact with the studs and as the studs were tightened, the gasket was pulled up the treads. Will this affect the sealing ability of the gasket?
Inconel 718 studs and nuts, torqued to 1267 Nm
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