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What is ASME PCC-1 and Why is It So Important?

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a non-profit organization made up of engineers, scientists and business executives working to improve their industry.

To that end, ASME has produced recommended industry standards based on research and testing. In this blog post, we’ll look at one of those standards, ASME PCC-1.

ASME PCC-1 is the guideline for pressure boundary bolted flange joint assembly. Essentially, anyone involved in the refinery, chemical and pipeline industries who deals with assembling bolting connections should be aware of this document.

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Does RAD Make a Torque Wrench for My Bolting Application?

Based in Canada, RAD is a leading manufacturer of torque equipment, including hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and battery-powered torque wrenches.

With more than 21 years’ industry experience, you’ll find these high-quality tools at work in a number of different critical industries.

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Truck Wheel Bolt Torque: A Critical Component for Public Safety

Every day, you’ll find more than 2 million tractor trailers on America’s highways.

When you’re in our industry, you see that statistic and immediately start to think about things like truck wheel bolt torque.

For truck owners and anyone responsible for servicing the wheels on those vehicles, it’s critical to make sure that proper torque is applied when installing the wheels.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the reasons why truck technicians fail to apply proper truck wheel bolt torque, and why calibrated torque wrenches are the best tool for ensuring safety on the road.

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Seattle Tower Crane Collapse: Questions About Disassembly Procedures

On Saturday, April 27, a tower crane working on a new Google headquarters in Seattle collapsed, falling several stories onto the street below.

The collapse killed four people: Travis Corbet and Andrew Yoder, both ironworkers on the crane, and Sarah Wong and Alan Justad, both inside cars onto which the crane had fallen.

And while the cause of the tower crane collapse is still under investigation by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, experts have told the Seattle Times that the early removal of bolts from the crane was a likely cause of the collapse.

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