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Processing & Handling :: Operations & Maintenance

November 1, 2014

Critical Connections Demand Certainty

Understanding bolts’ behavior during routine tightening procedures helps to ensure leak-free, reliable operations

Yvette Schmiz and Gord Britton, Integra Technologies

Operations in the chemical process industries (CPI) require accuracy and attention to detail, right down to some of the smallest elements — bolts. This article provides insights regarding bolt-tightening methods — specifically torqueing and tensioning — for bolted connections, and their importance in preventing leaks and maintaining normal operations....

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