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Types of Torque Wrenches Used in Aviation

Air travel is the safest form of transportation today, and one of the main reasons can be attributed to the expertise of aircraft mechanics and engineers as well as the reliability of the tools that enable them to work safely and efficiently. Planes are made up of thousands of parts held together with tens of thousands of bolts or fasteners. Because aircrafts must withstand varying degrees of altitude, speed, and temperature on a daily basis, each bolt must be tightened with a very precise amount of torque.

High-precision manual torque wrenches are capable of exerting a very precise, preset amount of torque to a fastener, so they are an important tool in an aircraft mechanic's inventory. Because accuracy is so important when it comes to aircraft maintenance, it is crucial that these wrenches are calibrated on a regular basis. In this post, we’ll review two common high-precision manual torque tools for aircraft mechanics and the importance of maintaining them with an accredited calibration institute.

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Can a Torque Wrench be Repaired?

We are often asked if it’s worth the time and expense to repair a manual torque wrench. The answer to this question, like most answers is: It depends. 

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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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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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