Galling can occur on bolts, nuts, or flanges, and is extremely frustrating. Learn what works (and what doesn’t) to prevent galling.
Bolt lubricant plays an important role during both the assembly and disassembly of a joint. Learn proper lubrication techniques and how they affect torque
Get answers to the most common questions about PTFE coated studs, and see the results of a real-world test of them. Our findings will surprise you.
Not all bolt tightening sequences are created equal. Consider gasket type, flange face and more when deciding what’s right for your crew.
Knowing your K-factor is a crucial part of proper bolted flange joint assembly. But you can’t use some torque value from a chart. Learn this first.
From spiral wound to Kammprofile to RTJ gaskets, we cover the most common types of gaskets used in oil and gas, along with their strengths and weaknesses.