EZE Turn Portable Valve Actuator

EZE Turn Portable Valve Actuator

We’ve got your back! SMP brings you the safest and easiest way to turn difficult multi-turn valves in your facility. With the EZE Turn portable valve actuator, operations personnel can fully open or close long-winded valves in less time and with considerably less effort than turning by hand. Simply hook up the included air filter […]

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Big Flanges, Big Solutions

Big Flanges, Big Solutions

Big Problem In general, the larger the set of flanges, the more difficult they are to spread. As an example, 24” 1500 Series flanges are 8” thick. Factor in the wall thickness of the piping along with a short pipe run into a header, and you’ll have some serious rigidity to deal with. When it […]

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Big Flanges, Big Solutions

In general, the larger the set of flanges, the more difficult they are to spread. As an example, 24” 1500 Series flanges are 8” thick. Factor in the wall thickness of the piping, along with a short pipe run into a header, and you have some serious rigidity to deal with. When it comes to […]

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Flange Maintenance Solutions

Flange Maintenance Solutions

Spreading flanges, as well as aligning the bolt holes on flanges can be fraught with challenges. Whether you are in a refinery, petrochemical plant, midstream operation, water-wastewater plant, offshore production platform, or anywhere flanges are found, no two sets of companion flanges are the same.   Flanges can be different diameters and different series depending […]

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Lifting Pipe off a Beam

There are several reasons for lifting pipe off of a beam in a pipe rack, with corrosion prevention being the most common. Right where the pipe touches the beam, water can hide and create corrosion, so many refineries and chemical plants install I-Rods for the pipe to sit on to mitigate corrosion. Before installing the […]

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Blog – Holding a Slugging Wrench

Slugging Wrenches offer an inexpensive alternative to bolting or unbolting flanges. Most companies already have them on hand and training is minimal. Yet, some industrial plants have gone as far as to ban slugging wrenches in their plants, and really, who can blame them. Think of yourself as the person that holds the slugging wrench […]

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