Why Proper Torque is Important for Industry

Electric torque wrench

Did you know that the peak mileage for US railroads occurred back in 1916? Today, the mileage total of all combined railroads is less than 170,000. Rails used to be joined and bolted together, as opposed to the welding approach used today.

Torque means distance and force, and is a standard term for industries like the railroad industry that need to measure precisely how much force is being exerted on different joints and sections. A torque wrench chart is something that individuals working with industrial tools use to figure out how much torque value to use for the part.

For example, if you have a one inch diameter and a 60 lb. Torque value for use, the torque wrench chart says that the torque reading on the instruments should be 45 lb. Torque wrench charts are usually needed when extensions or adaptors are used with a torque wrench, since they increase the torque range and a formula needs to be used to compensate.

Torque bleeding, which is when the nut from a bolt connect assembly comes loose, occurs often in the railroad industry. This can be potentially disastrous, since pieces that come too loose have the potential to weaken materials and potentially cause accidents when any extra force is applied to them. High tensile bolt connections are also used on slew rings bearings, masts, jobs, and tower crane points, in addition to railways.

A hydraulic torque wrench is one tool that can be used to tighten a connection. This tool is applied directly to nuts, or applied using an impact socket. It exerts torque and is more accurate and quieter than a pneumatic torque wrench.

Sometimes, the issue is not a nut being too loose, but rather, deteriorating. In areas that are damp or wet, industrial bolt deterioration is especially likely. It is often difficult to remove these bolts since they frequently are located in out of the way, cramped, or dangerous places. The usual tool for this procedure is a hydraulic nut splitter, which cuts the face of the nut.

Comments

Ricardo Sanchez 12-09-2013, 10:27

very interesting, I am not so familiar with these topics but I feel like ive learned something about why everything stays together so well! its all very precise, isnt it!

Eric Santos 18-02-2014, 20:14

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Harold Bishop 20-03-2014, 21:58

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Lance Harper 20-04-2014, 12:45

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Aaron Manning 20-05-2014, 12:48

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Robert Soto 19-06-2014, 12:51

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Hannah Burns 19-07-2014, 12:53

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Howard Martin 18-08-2014, 12:56

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Skylar Webb 17-09-2014, 12:58

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Nathaniel Moreno 17-10-2014, 13:01

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Ella Werner 16-11-2014, 17:26

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Ivan Wamsey 16-12-2014, 17:29

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Julio Warner 15-01-2015, 17:42

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Madison Taylor 14-02-2015, 17:44

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Cody Carter 16-03-2015, 16:47

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Isabella Schmidt 15-04-2015, 16:53

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Rickey Haynes 15-05-2015, 16:55

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Charlie Curtis 14-06-2015, 16:57

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Cassy Nelson 14-07-2015, 17:00

Yeah, deteriorating bolts are the worst, and those are the kind of operations that OSHA safety laws were made for, honestly.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.