Flange Skillets International, LLC designs and manufactures gasket installation tools for the oil pipeline industry. Its gasket installation tools, called Flange Skillets™, provide divers with a safer and faster way to place gaskets within the flange assembly even in near zero visibility.
The Full Skillet
The original Flange Skillet™, which has been in use since 1980, self-aligns the gasket in the ring groove and remains within the flange assembly. The neck of the skillet is perforated allowing divers to break off the handle flush with the outside diameter of the flange. This Flange Skillet is not suited for compact flanges or other custom flanges that leave no space between the flange faces at final bolt up.
The Half Skillet
The Flange Skillet’s™ Half Skillet was originally developed to meet the needs of BX rings and compact flanges. This removable Flange Skillet™ is ideal for gaskets weighing less than 12 lbs.
The Gator Skillet
The Flange Skillet™ Gator Skillet was developed to meet the needs of divers looking for a removable device to hold gaskets weighing over 12 lbs. This Flange Skillet™ self-aligns the gasket within the ring groove by resting on the bottom bolts. The device rotates around the gasket prior to final bolt-up allowing it to be removed.