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Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery: Achieving the right installation torque with a virtual calculation

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators.

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators. All components within the flange system have installation requirements and environmental regulations, which add further difficulty to any project. Collaboration between the manufacturers of individual components and the plant operator and holistic approaches are crucial to achieving operational efficiency. The author’s company has recognized this challenge and remains committed to complying with its customers’ installation requirements. This article describes the challenges and workable solutions. There are different approaches to selecting the

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