Accomplishments

VSP Technologies leads the fluid sealing industry in Innovation, Technical Expertise and Customer Service

VSP engineers and technical staff participate in and lead industry technical organization, conduct and publish BFC research, develop improved sealing technologies and support fluid sealing management programs with our clients to achieve lowest Total Cost of Ownership and performance of their fluid sealing products. VSP:

Developed and owns 7 patents

  • U.S. Patent 5,964,486 Anti-Buckling Spiral Wound Gasket
  • U.S. Patent 6,682,021 Reduced Area Gaskets
  • U.S. Patent 6,824,021 Manway Cover Gasket
  • U.S. Patent 7,455,301 Seamless Corrugated Insert Gasket
  • U.S. Patent 8,066,843 Seamless Corrugated Insert Gasket
  • U.S. Patent 8,916,777 Dust Tight and Water Tight Seal
  • U.S. Patent 9,944,459 Manway Lid Gasket

Serves as BFC technical consultants to several Fortune 100 chemical and power companies as well as major US and European gasket manufacturers

Engineers and technical staff routinely present BFC research papers at industry associations/organizations including

  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Chlorine Institute (CI)
  • Association of American Railroads (AAR)
  • Bureau of Explosives (BOE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Pressure Vessel Research Council (PVRC)
  • Materials Technology Institute (MTI)
  • Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
  • Fluid Sealing Association (FSA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • International Tank Container Association (ITCA)

Employees serve on technical committees

  • Former Chairman PVRC Bolted Flange Connection Committee
  • Current Chairman ASME Pressure Vessel & Piping Division, Computer Technology & Bolted Joints Technical Committee
  • Founding Member of ASME PCC-1, S/C Flange Assembly
  • Former Chairman Eastman Chemical Company Gasket Committee
  • Current Member ASME piping and vessel committees including Section XII, RTP
  • Former Chairman ASME B16 Committee G

Employees Cited and Awarded by ASME and PVRC

  • Best International Technical Session (PVP 2015)
  • Best Technical Paper by Early Career Engineer (PVP 2018)
  • PVRC Certificate of Appreciation
  • ASME PVP Certificate of Appreciation

Maintains the fluid sealing industry’s most successful, longest running Customer Cost Savings Program

Received numerous supplier innovation and performance awards

  • Eastman Chemical
  • Dominion Energy
  • U.S. Navy
  • Rescar
  • Honeywell