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New bolting solutions

Third Quarter 2019 Shaft power components

BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial applications and extreme environments, where bolt load accuracy is critical.

Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioners, manufactured to stringent global quality and safety specifications, use high pressure hydraulics and a predetermined pressure to make on-site bolting jobs safer, faster and more efficient. These tools have been specially developed to axially stretch the bolt. The nut is then rotated down the joint face, accurately locking in the bolt load.

The Boltight operating principle is based on the flow of hydraulic oil into the load cell. The load generated by the load cell is transferred into the puller and the puller then transfers the load directly into the bolt. The nut lifts clear of the flange surface due to bolt stretch and the socket is used to turn the nut down, retaining the load. Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning equipment is suitable for use in all industries where critical bolting requires accurate and reliable tightening. In power generation, these tools are used for bolts on pipes, pumps, valves and engines.

Boltight tools are also used extensively throughout the oil and gas industry, where reliable and accurate bolt tightening is critical to operational efficiency. Standard bolt tensioners are used on onshore and offshore pipeline flanges, compact flanges, heat exchangers, cranes, pumps, valves and for other critical bolting applications. Xtra load bolt tensioners are recommended for higher loads and for restricted space applications.

For more information contact Lauren Holloway, BMG, +27 11 620 7597, laurenhy@bmgworld.net, www.bmgworld.net



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