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Best Quality Control Practices: Highway and Bridge Design

Kelly Kahle remembers driving to a soccer game on that day in Minnesota in August 2007. She remembers the sound of the I-35 bridge rumbling, and the fear and disorientation that came when her section of the bridge began to plummet into the Mississippi River.

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Industrial Torque Tool Safety

Back in August, we headed to Nashville to attend the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s national conference.

The VPPPA – like its name suggests – is a voluntary organization of industrial companies that work toward meeting and exceeding workplace safety goals.

Workplace safety is a pretty broad topic in the industrial world, so we decided to focus on industrial torque tool safety. More specifically, we wanted to find out the market leader for torque tools.

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Bolt Tightening Methods 101

One of the biggest challenges when working with bolted joints is achieving a precise, accurate preload.

Inadequate preload is a common cause for bolted joint failure, which is why it’s so important to use the appropriate bolt tightening methods. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most common bolt tightening methods and their advantages and drawbacks.

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What to Look for in a Torque Tool Supplier

The internet can be a frustrating place. It provides us with more information than previous generations could ever have imagined.

And that’s a good thing. The downside is that we can’t always tell what information is correct. For example, there are plenty of heavy duty torque wrench companies on the net who aren’t what they claim to be.

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