During the engineering development of the FORCE10 tensioner range over 450 different configurations of standard pipe flanges were modelled using the latest 3D solid model CAD software.
Our design team then set about designing tensioners to perfectly fit not only the hub profile of standard pipe flanges but also the weld protrusion and the pipe diameter. Care was taken to design profile machined tensioners that also stay clear of the adjacent hexagon nuts. The resulting tools fit perfectly onto standard pipe flanges.
The enhanced bolt load offered by the FORCE10 Series bolt tensioning tools allows for time efficient 25% and 50% tool to bolt ratio usage on most standard pipeline flanges, using the industry standard A & B tensioning pressure procedure.
Refer to the FORCE10 user manual for more specific information and flange exclusions.