July 11, 2019by admin0

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Calibrating torque wrenches and pressure gauges of hydraulic power packs improve the accuracy of the amount of torque applied on a given fastener. Calibration ensures that the torqueing tool has applied the right amount of force to fasten a bolt accurately. Similarly, calibrating hydraulic the pressure gauges of hydraulic power packs to ensure that the pump is providing the required pressure to the torqueing or bolt tensioning tool. As tools and pumps age, it may over tighten or loosen fasteners, that can cause the bolt to deform or break. Therefore, Calibration helps maintain the accuracy and consistency of the tool and pump.

 

Why Calibrate?

  • To ensure that the tool is making persistent measurements.
  • To ensure the quality of the torque wrench and hydraulic power pack has not deteriorated and still maintains accuracy.
  • Ensure peak performance of the bolting tool and bolt tensioning tool pump, when operational.
  • To test a new product.
  • Ensure employee and plant safety.
  • To maintain industry and government standards.

 

When to Calibrate your Torqueing Tool, Pressure Gauge? And How often?

  • Abide with the manufacturer’s recommendation of calibration to understand the frequency of calibration required.
  • Calibrate before starting any large scale projects/ new jobs which require heavy usage of your torqueing tools.
  • Calibrate your tools after repairs or replacement of spares.
  • To meet certification standards.
  • Carry out a scheduled calibration frequently if tool and pump dependency is too high.
  • It is recommended that at least calibrate annually for safe operation.

 

Why Calibrate with ABS?

Optimize your tool performance and reliability through Advance Bolting Solutions’ NABL accredited tool calibration services. We provide both in-house and onsite calibration services through our mobile van to ensure we meet our customer’s requirements.

Our in-house lab and mobile van are certified under ISO/IEC 170125, with tool calibration capacity up to 20000 Nm with NABL accreditation and 27000 Nm general calibration for Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electric, Battery Operated, and Manual torqueing tools, and for pressure gauges up to 2500bar capacity.

 

 



July 4, 2019by admin0

 

Pipe Cutting machining

What is Pipe Cutting and Beveling?

As the name suggests, pipe cutting is an onsite machining process that cuts pipe to ensure it is ready for welding to be connected with a new pipe. It also helps service a corroding pipe. We use cold cutting techniques to ensure work can be carried out in a flame-proof setting during plant maintenance or shutdown.

Considered to be a finishing job, beveling is the process that helps the pipe to be ergonomically positioned to be connected with a new pipe. It changes the sharp-cut open edges to a smoother edge for safer handling.

 

Why Use Automated Pipe Cutting/ Beveling Tools?

In comparison to traditional tools;

  • Using automated pipe cutting and beveling tools saves time and provides more accurate results consistently.
  • It avoids the human error caused ergonomic issues
  • It is safer to operate and requires less manpower
  • Cuts and Bevels materials that cannot be torched to ensure fire safety

 

Where Are They Used?

  • Pipe – severing and squaring
  • Flange re-surfacing
  • Desalination plant pipe severing & beveling
  • Counterbore machining
  • Food processing plant pipe severing & beveling
  • Airport fuel line piping repair
  • Industrial pipe replacement
  • OD Shaft turning
  • Weld cap removal
  • Cutting/Machining HDPE piping
  • Trepanning
  • Casing abandonments
  • Offshore caisson cutting
  • Pipe grooving
  • Pipeline distribution
  • Decommissioning
  • Valve replacement
  • Vessel machining
  • Municipality water lines

 

Why Choose Pipe Cutting and Beveling Services Over Purchasing the Tools?

Pipe Cutting

Pipe cold cutting and beveling tools from reputed manufacturers are expensive and require a certain amount of technician skill to operate safely. Experienced and skilled technicians are capable of maximizing productivity on the job.

 

What Types of Beveling Do We Offer?

We offer different types of pipe and tube beveling services including J prep bevel, I.D. bevel reamer, fin removal, ID rifling removal, tube stub removal, hand hole cap removal, multi-prep cut and many more.

 

What are the Power Options Available with Us?

Pipe cutting and beveling can be hydraulically, pneumatically or electrically powered systems based on the requirement of the end customer.

 

Does ABS offer Cold Cutting and Beveling Services?

Yes. We offer cold cutting and beveling services in the diameter range of 2”–56”.

Read more in our Specialized Services section.

 

Why Should You Go for ABS Onsite Machining Services?

Being anISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certified company, maintaining high levels of service standards is a part of our DNA. With our technicians on the job, you can be assured of the quality and safety of the services provided. Our crew of over 150 technicians are experienced in working during shutdowns, maintenance, and other turnkey projects. We also ensure the following quality and safety guidelines on-site:

 

  • Manpower Safety

Ensuring the safety of the supervisors and our service technicians is our priority. We ensure supervisors are aware of how to tackle on-site machining hazards like fire and injury. An HSE induction is provided to every technician on the job to ensure they are always alert on-site.

  • Workplace Safety

We conduct a safety audit on-site to assess the risks involved in working on-site. For example, working in confined spaces and heights can lead to injury, assessing the risk and taking proper measures will ensure the job is conducted safely and swiftly.

  • Tool Safety

Optimum tool health reduces the risk of malfunction. We regularly calibrate and audit our pipe cutting and beveling tools, thus maintaining maximum productivity.

 



June 13, 2019by admin0

 

Bolting in Railways system

Bolts are the backbone to the railway industry. They need to be durable enough to withstand various factors to maintain joint integrity. An ideal bolt needs to be capable of

  • Absorbing shocks and vibrations
  • Giving protection to the passenger against different forces
  • Should be non-corrosive
  • Should be easy to derail and change with specific tools
  • Should possess high torque resistance

Majorly used in holding the joint between the two ends of the tracks to maintain the balance between them, read the full list of applications here. Any track bolts not tightened correctly can lead to derailing.

While we understand the importance of bolts and its application in railways, it is also crucial to know about how to torque them with precision using the right type of torque wrenches. In Railways, the joints of components will constantly experience fast movement and high speeds. Incorrect bolting methods and uneven bolt load will lead to heavy vibration and misalignment of joints. Hence it is critical that the torquing technology used provides high precision bolt load with optimum accuracy and consistency.

The latest in torqueing technology is the Battery or Cordless torque tools. These tools provide greater accuracy with less manpower and time in comparison to manual torquing methods. Other significant benefits include:

 

  • Recording of bogey related data such as bogey no, the torque applied, no of bolts torqued, etc.
  • Can be used for smaller bolts in coach factories or for track maintenance
  • Provides accurate readings with digital display
  • Provides alerts when torque is achieved, thus avoiding human error
  • Faster operation through run down and torquing dual speed mode

These tools can also be upgraded to reaction-arm free bolting with the HYTORC WASHER– the safest method in next-gen bolting.

To know more about the latest battery torque tools, get in touch with us at 022 4171 4444 or email us at sales@absgroup.in.



May 28, 2019by admin0

 

torque wrench working

Hand safety is a major concern in industrial bolting operations, especially when using outdated tools and methods that inherently create hazardous pinch points. One injury may result in heavy personal injury losses and facility shutdown (for hand injury investigations) with overburdening financial costs running into millions. The HYTORC Washer is the only fastener in bolting systems that reduces the risks of hand injury by completely eliminating pinch points when using torque wrenches.

“BY ELIMINATING THE REACTION ARM IN THE BOLTING PROCESS, COMPANIES ARE CREATING A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS BY ELIMINATING ONE OF THE COSTLIEST SAFETY HAZARDS IN BOLTING, FINGER PINCHING.”

The HYTORC Reaction Washer is a fastener that features a smooth side to reduce the friction of the turning nut, a knurled side to keep the Washer from rotating, and outer lobes to brace reaction forces, thus eliminating the need for reaction, and completely eliminating dangerous pinch points. The HYTORC Backup Washer features knurls on both sides to keep the backup-nut from rotating, thus eliminating the need for a backup wrench and completely eliminating the danger.

 

Torque Wrench Compatibility Chart

Type of Torque Wrench Name of Tools
Hydraulic Torque Wrench Stealth, ICE, Avanti.
Pneumatic Torque Wrench jGun, jGun Dual Speed, jGun Digital
Battery/ Electric Torque Wrench LiON Gun, Lithium Series 1 and 2

Standard Hytorc Washer Material

  • Standard materials meet requirements of ASTMF436
  • Special washers can be manufactured to customer defined material and geometry specifications
  • Complete material traceability and certification available
  • Available as black, stainless steel and galvanized
  • Standard geometries available for hex head bolts, hex nuts, and SHCS arrangements

 

Hardened Washers have been specified according to the following codes:

  • ASME PCC-1-2013
  • API Standard 660
  • VCI 2016 (Verband der ChemischenIndustriee.V.)
  • VDI 2200 (2007)

 

Specification for ASME Hardened Washer

ASME PCC-1-2013 – Appendix M – M-1.1 Usage (page 71):

The use of washers on pressure boundary bolted flange joints is optional. However, it is generally recognized that the use of through-hardened steel washers will improve the translation of torque input into bolt preload by providing a smooth and low friction bearing surface for the nut.

Washers protect the contact surface of the flange from damage caused by a turning nut. These are important considerations when torquing methods (either manual or hydraulic) are used for bolt tightening.


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