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May 22, 2020by absadmin0

There are many types of sockets designed in the industry that cater to different fasteners or tool requirements. Among all, impact sockets are the most popular and durable sockets that can withstand the load delivered by torque wrenches. Similarly, there are various other types of sockets that serve different requirements. In this article, we will highlight three major types of impact sockets used to complete bolting operations and summarize the role of extension arms.
Before we categorize the impact sockets, we will first talk about impact sockets. Impact sockets are robust sockets that are designed for impact drivers such as impact wrenches, and industrial torque wrenches that can deliver higher torque than other wrenches. These sockets are designed to withstand heavy vibrations and from the impact action. As mentioned earlier, impact sockets are designed from robust materials, these materials are a more ductile and less brittle grade of steel that can handle the impact vibrations and high torque output. Impact sockets are also ‘black’ coated which is a black oxide coat preventing the socket from corrosion.



May 11, 2020by absadmin0

One of the busiest industries, oil and gas companies have helped power the world for more than a century. As a demanding industry, they require machining and bolting tools that could deliver precise outputs in less time. Choosing the right torque wrenches or technology is one of the crucial factors to reduce maintenance downtime significantly. In this article, we will understand how torque wrenches benefit the oil and gas industry operations.

Before we talk about torque wrenches, let us highlight the major application of torque wrenches in the industry. Hydraulic pumps and torque wrenches are used on wellhead connections, including valves, flow lines, and BOP. They are used to assemble pumps, pipelines, valves, flanged joints like pipes and valves. Additionally, they are used in other applications such as heat exchangers, pressure pipe flanges, steam pipe flanges, compressor stations, reactor pressure vessels, condenser and many more.



April 30, 2020by absadmin0

Pipes are an integral application for many major industries like petrochemicals, ports, chemicals, oil & gas, and more. It is important that these applications are maintained appropriately to avoid leakages. In this article, we will talk about why pipeline integrity is important and how cold pipe cutting is better than laser cutting.

As many might know, laser or hot pipe cutting is cutting the pipe using heat, while cold cutting means an open/ split frame pipe cutting machine is used to cut the pipe without heat. The development of cold cutting technology emerged after a series of incidents. One of the primary contributors of these incidents was the presence of hydrocarbons which is a basic building block of energy products in almost every pipeline. The presence of these components creates a potential hazard for pipeline maintenance. Hence, cold cutting was developed to eliminate such hazards and inherent safety advantages.



April 17, 2020by absadmin0

Torque wrenches are precision tools that need to be serviced and maintained regularly toachieve consistent accuracy and effectiveness. To achieve this, multiple services ensure preventive measures are taken to improve the life of the tool. In this article, we will talk about the different services that one can opt for to ensure tool longevity.

As we all know that torque wrenches are built for heavy usage and need to be robust to survive. To ensure that, it is important to start with a good quality product. Experienced in the industry for over 30 years, TORC tools offer a wide range of bolting systems that are manufactured in the US to guarantee superior quality & durability at competitive prices.



March 30, 2020by absadmin0

As one might know, using manual torque wrenches to complete bolting jobs is tedious, inaccurate, time consuming, and unsafe. Hence, major industries like power, heavy manufacturers, oil and gas, and infrastructure use hydraulic, battery or pneumatic torque wrenches to achieve precision bolting. In this article, we will talk about some manual bolting methods practiced and draw a comparison between hydraulic, battery/ electrical pneumatic torque wrenches.

The most common reasons for heavy industrial applications to use battery, pneumatic or hydraulic tools is because of the high torque requirement to open old, corroded and rusty fasteners which is labour intensive and time consuming if done manually. Another reason to opt for these torque tools is that there is no operator fatigue involved.



March 23, 2020by absadmin0

One of the most powerful and widely used tool in the industry, hydraulic torque wrenches are used in multiple industries. It is not only the ideal tool to reduce job time but also helps complete bolting jobs in confined spaces.The benefits don’t end there, multiple bolting accessories allow hydraulic torque wrench to be the most customizable tool while delivering the highest rate of accuracy and power in comparison to any other torque wrench. In this article, we will discuss about the key benefits and fundamentals of hydraulic torque wrenches and their accessories like reaction arms and links.



March 4, 2020by absadmin0

It is natural for torque wrenches to go out of calibration due to consistent usage and time. To ensure torque accuracy, tools should be calibrated regularly. Calibrating torque wrenches and pressure gauges of hydraulic power packs not only boosts the efficiency of the tool but also ensures tool safety. In this article, we will be addressing the importance of calibration and the time frame.
What does calibration do?
Calibration ensures that the torque wrenches apply the right torque output to fasten a bolt accurately. Similarly, pressure gauges of power packs require calibration to ensure it is delivering the right pressure to the torque wrenches as reflected in the gauge.



March 2, 2020by absadmin0

Workplace accidents not only lead to devastating injuries to workers but also costly fines, shutdown, and equipment damage impacting the finances and productivity of the plant. In this article, we will provide a checklist to ensure safe bolting services are practiced everywhere.
First things first, every employee handling torque wrenches should be trained to operate the tool safely. Hydraulic torque wrenches being one of the most injury-prone tools needs to be handled appropriately to avoid broken hands or fingers. An untrained operator can damage his eyes and exposed parts of the skin from the toxic oil of the hydraulic torque wrenches.



February 3, 2020by absadmin0

Many industries like infrastructure, construction, shipping, oil and gas require lifting equipment during maintenance and installation jobs. Such heavy equipment require immense power to be lifted which can only delivered by hydraulic tools. In comparison to a normal jack that can commonly be seen used in automobile garages and vehicles, a hydraulic jack is powered by oil (hydraulics) that lifts heavy equipment with minimal labor effort. In this article, we will define the hydraulic jack, with the working, and the role it plays in industries.



January 31, 2020by absadmin0

As flanges carry or transfer both flammable and non-flammable liquids and gases for major industries like oil and gas, petrochemicals, subsea, ports, etc. they always need to be checked for leakages and must maintain joint-integrity.To ensure safety, after every bolting and machining job during maintenance, the flange is pressure tested at high pressures to ensure the accuracy of the job. In this article, we will provide a step by step guide on what factors need to be considered to ensure accurate bolting with torque tools on flanges.