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Complete Flange Maintenance

HTL’s range of innovative flange maintenance equipment provides fast, safe, cost effective and simple solutions to flange alignment, flange spreading and flange pulling.

Traditional methods vs. HTL’s

Flange Spreading

Manual tools are imprecise and pose high risk of damage to flanges and injury to personnel, they are:

  • High risk
  • Hazardous
  • Inefficient
  • Complex
  • Labour intensive
  • Damage to flange

HTL’s flange spreading tools are wedge shaped with a sealed external hydraulic pump, which safely and securely forces the flange faces apart in a controlled manner. They offer the following benefits:

  • Safe
  • Simple
  • Inexpensive
  • Powerful
  • Fast
  • Single operator

HTL’s flange spreaders are most suitable:

  • On flange joints where there is limited space or no gap
  • When contacting the flange faces is a concern
  • When a spacer, wafer or butterfly valves are positioned between the flange faces.

HTL’s secure grip spreaders ensure safe separation of flange joints through its secure bolt hold mechanism. This expands and grips the flange’s bolt holes, eliminating the need for a gap between flanges for spreading.

flange spreading

Flange alignment

Flange alignment and levelling requires precise, controlled methods on an unknown force. This can therefore be dangerous and expensive, however with HTL’s flange alignment tool, perfect flange alignment can be achieved with simplicity.

Traditional methods of correcting misalignment and levelling can prove to be:

  • High risk/dangerous
  • Time consuming
  • Labour intensive
  • Complex

With HTL’s flange alignment tool, the benefits realised are:

  • Safe and simple operation
  • Inexpensive
  • Powerful
  • Quick application

HTL’s flange alignment tool will resolve lateral or rotational misalignment with precise alignment and in minimal time. With mechanical and hydraulic options available HTL’s flange alignment tools benefit from being lightweight and portable, making them ideal for remote locations or confined environments.

flange aligning

Flange Pulling

Flanges have varied diameters and weights and are used in different environments where sometimes there is limited space.

Traditional methods of joining two flange faces together are considered:

  • To be labour intensive
  • To involve health and safety risks
  • Complex

HTL’s solution to drawing to flange faces together is:

  • Safe
  • Controlled
  • Carried out by a single operator
  • Lightweight

HTL’s simple, lightweight hydraulic tool is used to pull together flanges prior to the application of bolts. Multiple flange pullers can be used simultaneously to provide a greater pulling force.

falnge pulling comic

With premium quality mechanical and hydraulic flange alignment equipment readily available, you can be assured HTL has the safest and most efficient solutions available in the market. For more information or for a quotation contact us today: call +44 (0) 1670 700 003 or email info@hiretorque.com/info@htl-australasia.com.

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