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[CASE STUDY] Pipelines and Torque Tools

Pipeline workers need to know they have tools that are dependable and accurate.
An error in their work could mean a disruption in the energy supply, or worse, some sort of environmental disaster.

The rise of the natural gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania has provided Maxpro with the opportunity to work on various pipeline projects. Maxpro President Tom Macey says these projects typically require pneumatic torque wrenches, because there are a lot of bolting & critical torque requirements involved.

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industrial bolting, Torque Wrench Calibration, pipeline maintenance

[VIDEO] How to Calibrate a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

Last year, our video blog series explained how to set up and use a hydraulic torque wrench.

Today, we’ll look at how to make sure those wrenches are providing proper torque.

In the clip below, Maxpro's Tom Macey walks viewers through explaining some of the steps involved in calibrating a hydraulic torque wrench.

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Torque Wrench Calibration

Read The Top Torque Equipment Blog Articles of 2016

It is hard to believe that the new year is upon us. In 2016, we shared a lot of information on torque tools and their applications.  All with a goal to give you a better understanding of these tools and how they can make your job easier.

Last year we wrote over 50 articles and we received some great response. Below is a list of the top five most popular articles from our library.  We thought we would share them again to get the new year started.

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Electric Torque Wrench, pneumatic torque wrench, hydraulic torque wrench, Torque Wrench Calibration

Which Is More Important: ISO 17025 Accreditation or ISO 9001 Certification?

ISO 17025 Accreditation or ISO 9001 CertificationTo the casual observer, the terms “accreditation” and “certification” might sound as though they mean the same thing.
But ISO – the International Organization for Standardization and the world’s largest accreditation/certification group – defines them differently.

  • Accreditation – “A third party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.”

  • Certification – “A third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons.”

As Quality Magazine noted a few years ago, ISO’s hierarchy is set up so that accreditation outranks certification in terms of importance.

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Torque Wrench Calibration