“Hi, I’m Mark Johnson, I’ve been with INTEGRA for 17 years. I’m the general manager of the Engineer Products Group.

The difference is between torquing and tensioning are threefold; you’ve got safety, you’ve got speed, and you’ve got accuracy.

Respect to safety, you eliminate pinch-points with tensioning that you typically get with torqueing.
With respect to speed, you have the elimination of galling. You’re also loading up all the studs simultaneously which means you have much less time on tools as a whole.

And then when it comes to accuracy, we eliminate friction with tensioning, which means that you get a much more accurate boat-load in the end.

One thing that increases the safety of the operators there’s elimination of pinch points but you also have less time on tools because we’re doing it in a much faster process.

You also have the increased accuracy of the final boat-load applied, this is a major component of having a leak-free operation.

When we tension a stud off, we take friction out of the game and we stop the galling from happening.

Galling is a significant problem in the industry that can cause major scope creep and turnaround.

With all the benefits of tensioning on assembly with respect to accuracy and safety, an often-overlooked benefit of tensioning is when it comes to disassembly. Since tensioning doesn’t turn the nut under load, the common issue of galling is completely eliminated.

With INTEGRA’s tensioning procedure we can significantly decrease the turnaround- times by eliminating galling and less time on tools.

If you want to learn more about INTEGRA’s tensioning process or how we can help you plan and execute turnarounds on-time and on-schedule: Give us a call or visit us at www.integratechnologies.com

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