Bolted joints in particular can be a source of concern for engineers, as frequently assumptions are made to assess whether the joint is capable of sustaining the forces applied to it. Failure of a single bolted joint can have disastrous consequences for the reliability and safety of bolted connections. As we’ve learned the reliability and safety of bolted connections is par It was with this problem in mind that HTL launched the bolting software packages Bolt-Pro and Joint-Pro.
Ease of use
These essential software packages have been designed to easily assist operators by automatically entering standard information such as thread pitch and bolt dimensions as soon as the bolt diameter has been entered. Although the packages can pre-populate information, they also have the functionality to allow the user to change any data entered automatically to suit their specific requirements.
Both packages offer simplified management and control of complex process systems:
COMPLETE comprehensive database of all bolted joints
EASY TO USE PC based Windows application
FLEXIBLE full range of standard and custom reports
SECURE data, no data leaves user control
Why keep records?
Historical data uncovers and highlights patterns and problems.
SAFETY starts with good, accurate information
QUALITY accountability improves performance
SCHEDULE records aid in planning and sequencing of repairs and maintenance
HTL recognise that many organisations require a software package to ensure that the consistency of high bolting standards is maintained. With Bolt-Pro and Joint-Pro, the type of flange and lubricant used is taken into consideration to ensure the operator is provided with the most accurate data.
With decades of bolt working experience, HTL have incorporated bolt tightening data, procedures and recommendations for standard flanged joints into a single computer software programme; Joint-Pro.
HTL’s Joint Integrity Software package includes:
Joint-Pro incorporates all of Bolt-Pro’s essential features, but also includes full traceability and control of all activities associated with the joint/connection including:
The system – how it works
HTL’s joint integrity software has been developed to advise process pipeline contractors and engineers on accurate tightening data for ANSI, MSS, API topside and subsea flanges.
The software allows the user the option to create an individual file for the flange application. From there you can then select from a number of drop down menus covering the flange class, flange size and joint type. The normal bolt size and bolt tightening data will be shown either in metric or imperial based on the user’s preference. Although typical standard information is automatically generated, the software does allow the user to input data to produce specific calculations based on that input.
A dimensional drawing of the flange is also shown on screen which can assist to identify flanges that may have lost their stamped identification details. Further information provided includes the bolt length, bolt & nut dimensional data, bolt material data and the torque or tension calculation data in detail. The software can also advise the recommended torque wrench, load cells, pump pressure settings for torque or tensioning of the joint.
Discover how you can have complete flange management and leak testing activities at your fingertips by claiming your free 3 day trial of HTL’s Joint Integrity Software today. Contact Us: Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1670 700 003.
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