Principles Of Joint Integrity

EPISODE 1: What is galling?

In Episode #1 of the Principles of Joint Integrity series, we will be centered on an issue that continues to plague the energy industry: the galling of threaded fasteners.

EPISODE 2: What is RMS Finish?

In Episode #2 of the Principles of Joint Integrity series,  we discuss RMS (Root Mean Square) surface finish – what it is and how to achieve a finish between 125 and 250 RMS.

EPISODE 3: Flange Alignment

In this episode of the Principles of Joint Integrity series, we explore Flange Alignment. Covering Centerline High/Low, Parallelism, Rotational Two-Hole and Excessive Spacing or Gap. Proper flange alignment is essential to secure bolted connections, ensure leak free operation and reduce pipe