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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Tool Spotlight: The Lokrite Backup Wrench

Tool Spotlight: The Lokrite Backup Wrench

The Lokrite Backup Safety Tool is an innovation in safety and efficiency.  It makes the most difficult bolting or torquing work easier and safer.  With magnet technology and an open-ended design, the Lokrite provides a firm hold with easy release.   One Man Job The Lokrite hands-free magnetic backup wrench eliminates the need to have […]

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