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July 31, 2020by absadmin0

 

TensionPro Sonar

Major industrial application face constant vibrations and loads which loosens the bolt. As torque wrenches and bolt tensioners are frequently used during maintenance to achieve joint integrity, it is known to be a time-consuming and tedious process. In this article, we aim to offer a time saving solution by explaining how using a ultrasonic bolt load measurement device like the TensionPro Sonar can help during such operations.



July 6, 2020by absadmin0

Flange

As mentioned earlier in many of our articles, flanges are a crucial application for major industries like petrochemicals, power, oil & gas, and many more. As leakages can cause major losses to plants, it is important to ensure timely flange facing and maintenance to ensure leak-free joints. To address this issue and maintain joint integrity, a plant should always have the essential flange maintenance tools to reduce downtime and losses. In this article, we will talk about the commonly used flange maintenance tools and the role of these tools in maintenance operations.



June 30, 2020by absadmin0

 

HiSTRONG Product

Hydraulic jacks are versatile load-lifting tools that are applicable to a wide range of industries. By applying Pascal’s principle of fluid mechanics, these devices generate large amounts of load to elevate or lower any application ranging from containers to heavy machinery. In this article, we will talk about the different types of jacks available in the industry. We will also provide an insight into the various industries that use hydraulic jacks.



June 11, 2020by absadmin0

 

BOLTSTRONG Accessories

Torque wrenches are essential to complete bolting operations in major industries. Apart from these tools, multiple accessories help complete complex bolting jobs seamlessly. These accessories also help complete bolting operations for applications that have access gap or space constraints. In this article, we will talk about how BOLTSTRONG resolves these problems with their offerings.



May 26, 2020by absadmin0

H&S Speed Facer

Flanges being one of the most essential components of major industries like oil and gas, petrochemicals, and many more, it is important to prepare the surface accurately and safely to reduce leakages. Modern onsite machining facers like the H&S tool Speed Facer offers automatic flange facing with less manpower and completes the job in less time. In this article, we will highlight the benefits of facing flanges with H&S Speed Facers.

H&S Tools is a U.S.A based company owned by CLIMAX – Portable Machining and Welding Systems, which has more than 50 years of experience in designing precision tools for machining services like pipe cutting, boring, welding, milling and flange facing. After years of development, H&S has developed the Speed Facer which offers better safety and productivity in flange maintenance than competitor products. The remote feed control and automatic feed system keep the operator’s hands safe by allowing hands-free machining. The easy set-up makes it possible to achieve crate-to-cut within 15 minutes or less. Additionally, it offers the flexibility for higher metal removal, variable surface finishes, and creates a variety of cuts.



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.