OIL AND GAS
The elimination of bolt joint failures in sealing applications requires high consistent bolt load to ensure
sufficient sealing pressures after gasket relaxation. i-Bolt® technology delivers precise direct measurement of load in fasteners for control of the tightening process in production and subsequent inspection.
Ensuring the integrity of bolted flange joints
New advances in assembly technology allow you to see and understand, for the first time, what actually occurs during the assembly of bolted flange joints when tightening with accepted bolting procedures. Friction variations, elastic interaction and rocking effects leave critical high pressure flange joints with bolt load variations of +/- 50%, way beyond the tolerances required to ensure reliable sealing. i-Bolt® technology provides a means of precisely controlling bolt loads and optimizing flange joint assembly, guaranteeing the integrity of these joints.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LOAD CONTROL
By failing to address the critical issue of precise clamp load at assembly, the joint is susceptible to costly and sometimes fatal failure.
INCORRECT CLAMP LOAD AT ASSEMBLY
LOSS OF LIFE
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