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High Strength Bolt Tightening Verification Techniques

Following our series of blog posts that looked at different bolted joint tensioning methods, we’re now going to look at some bolt tightening verification techniques.

More specifically, we’re going to explore these techniques through the prism of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies.

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Hydraulic Torque Wrench Calibration: Why is It So Critical?

A coal mine that tunnels deep below the earth. A thousand-mile oil pipeline. A power generation plant that keeps the lights on for an entire metropolitan area.

What do all of these things have in common?

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Torqued Bolts Didn’t Cause the Failure

We’ve written many times here about the importance of proper torque tool use, and ways operators can avoid torque bolt failure.

In fact, the last time we discussed bolt failure, it was through a historical lens, as we looked at what happened on Oakland, California’s Bay Bridge in 2013.

With this blog post, we’ll go a different route, looking at a big, highly-public construction incident where torqued bolt failure wasn’t to blame.

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E-RAD Torque Wrench Repair and Calibration: Why Choose Maxpro

E-RAD electric torque wrenches are widely used in several different and critical industries.

Wind farm makers use them to construct and maintain turbines. The military uses these tools to keep its equipment running and troops in motion. And if you visit a power plant, you’d find the workers who keep your city’s lights shining using E-RAD tools.

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