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Why ISO 17025 Calibration is Critical for Your Torque Tools

After more than 25 years in the torque wrench business, we’re still amazed at the number of industry insiders who just don’t see why ISO 17025 calibration is so important.

These are people working in the pipeline, wind energy, petrochemical and other critical sectors, all at a time when infrastructure around the world is failing.

Applying the appropriate torque to bolts and verifying that the tool that applied the torque was correctly calibrated is essential when running a safe, effective plant or job site.

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Wind Turbine Design: To Torque or Not to Torque (Wrench)

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We write quite a bit about torque equipment for the wind industry here. It makes sense: torque wrenches are crucial to ensuring wind turbines function properly.

Today we wanted to take a different approach, writing about the turbines themselves and exploring the difference between the standard wind turbine design and some interesting variations on harnessing wind energy.

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Tower Crane Bolt Torque:  Critically Important for Owners and Operators

The past five years has seen a resurgence in major construction projects across the U.S., from skyscrapers to new sports arenas to reconstructed bridges. No matter the project, many of them share a common thread: they all need tower cranes during the construction phase.

Tower cranes can extend hundreds of feet into the air and can be based on the ground or elevated as structures rise. Their booms can reach more than 200 feet, with lifting capacities in the neighborhood of 20 tons.

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Will 2019 Be a Good Year for Bridge Construction?

America’s bridges need help.

That’s according to a new report by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), which analyzed data from the Department of Transportation’s bridge inventory and found that close to 235,000 bridges around the country need to be repaired, if not replaced outright.

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