Improper bolting has the biggest impact on machine reliability and life cycle cost

Hi,

One would not come across such down to earth articles every day.

Simple examples on using the right fasteners at the right places and tightening them correctly has been covered in the article linked below:

Machinery | Improper bolting — Improper bolting has the biggest impact on machine reliability and life cycle cost | Plant Services.

Using the right tools to work on fasteners is also important. The tendency to use pipe wrenches as a one tool for all fasteners lead to rounded bolt heads and joints that cannot be opened easily. Same goes for adjustable jaw pump wrenches also.

Please read and be re-trained on fasteners tightening.

Kaycee

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