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How flange alignment and flange closing tools work

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 14, 2018 2:09:00 PM

 

ln our previous article we looked at flange spreaders, so continuing the theme we now take a look at flange alignment and flange pulling tools.

Flange alignment tools are used to align or re-align flange joints during pipework construction, commissioning or during routine maintenance. This might be when replacing an RTJ of ring or when the flange face needs re-machining using a flange facing machine.

Once broken down, a previously assembled flanged joint may spring out of alignment at any point or in any direction around its circumference. Misalignment may not be visible until only a few bolts remain.

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Topics: Flange Facing, portable machining

Flange spreading tools and how they work

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 5, 2018 3:05:00 PM

 

Flange spreading tools – (sometimes referred to as flange splitters or flange separators), are a useful addition to the on-site engineer’s arsenal of flange maintenance tools. These industrial tools are available in a range of configurations, and as the name suggests they’re used to assist in the separation of pipe flange joints. Typical projects include pipeline construction, commissioning, routine maintenance or when valves or pumps need to be replaced.

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Topics: Flange Facing, portable machining

Types of gasket for oil, gas, petrochemicals and power generation

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 10, 2018 12:37:00 PM

 

 

A flange leak results in loss of product and energy, sometimes with disastrous consequences. No plant operator wants leaking of toxic or hazardous material that can harm human and environment. The gasket helps to achieve a reliable seal to prevent the leak from the flange joints.

Pipe gaskets are manufactured in many different materials. Choosing the right material is vital to suit the application and the environment in which the gasket will be used. 

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Topics: Flange Facing

In focus: The MM2000i Flange Facing Machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 19, 2018 9:01:00 AM

 

In our 'In-focus' blogs, we take a look at one of our portable machine tools. This time we're examining the MM2000i internal mount flange facing machine.

This is an internally mounted flange facing machine used for many types of flange facing, flange seal grooves, weld preparation and counter bore.

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Topics: Flange Facing

Portable machine tool photo round-up: Q2 2018

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 4, 2018 2:07:57 PM

These featured photos are highlights from those posted on our social media channels from April through to the end of June 2018. Included are heat exchanger machining, building of a clamshell cutters, a supersized hot tapping cutter and machines on test.

Take look and share this page with any of your co-workers who may be interested. If you like what you see sign up to receive updates via email. 

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Topics: Flange Facing, portable milling, Hot Tapping and Line Stopping, portable machining

   

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