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[CASE STUDY] Hydraulic Torque Tools Used In Refinery Plant Turnaround

The old saying goes: “Time is money, and money is time.” This is certainly true for refinery and petrochemical plant shut downs, both scheduled and unscheduled.

Hydraulic torque wrenches are widely used during these times that refiners are “off line” for maintenance and upgrades. These wrenches can weigh anywhere from 10 to 80 lbs., which left one of Maxpro’s clients – an industrial contractor working for a petrochemical company in Delaware -- with a dilemma: They needed to have the wrenches calibrated, but the cost & time of packing and shipping 30 hydraulic torque wrenches from Delaware to our lab in Horsham would be too high.

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Torque Wrenches, Industrial bolting tools

Safety Tips for the Industrial Construction Industry

Between ladders and scaffolding, heavy equipment and chemical and electrical hazards, an industrial construction site can be a dangerous place to work.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your workplace safer. Read on to learn more about industrial construction worker safety.

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Torque Wrenches, Industrial bolting tools

Troubleshooting Your Industrial Torque Wrenches

Industrial Torque WrenchesAt Maxpro, many of the torque tool repair jobs we tackle involve tools with some obvious problem or defect.

But there are times when industrial torque wrenches can develop problems that aren’t immediately apparent. When do you need to get your torque and tensioning tools fixed?

Read our checklist to help diagnose the repair state of your tools.

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Torque Wrenches, industrial bolting

The Advantages of E-RAD Torque Wrenches

The Advantages of E-RAD Torque WrenchesWind turbines require precision tools to operate, and E-RAD’s torque wrenches have become a favorite among professionals in the wind industry.

Faster than other traditional methods of bolting

Compared to hydraulic torque wrenches, E-RAD decreases tightening times by as much as 300 percent through the delivery of continuous and smooth torque.When looking for wind turbine bolting tools, look to E-RAD’s BLU Series pistol grip electronic torque wrenches.

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Torque Wrenches, Electric Torque Wrench, Industrial bolting tools