Mechanical Flange Alignment Tools
Alignment of flanges is an essential part of ensuring a leak-free bolted flange joint. There are many causes of misalignment e.g. overhanging weight, pipe support positioning and fabrication tolerances. Traditionally these have been rectified by the use of chain blocks, pulleys, come-along and other rigging equipment. These methods, however, can be time-consuming and complex often requiring the creation of a rigging plan, the identification and certification of anchor points, risk assessment, certification of equipment and the briefing of the many personnel involved.
The HTL range of alignment tools address the rotational or lateral misalignment that can occur within flange joints. Compared with traditional, manual approaches, the Equalizer™ tools offer a much safer, quicker and effective means of realigning flanges. These flange alignment tools operate on most pipe configurations. Use on horizontal or vertical flanges including ANSI/ASME, API, BS, DIN, and SPO. They are also suitable for both onshore and offshore applications.
- Routine maintenance
- Shutdowns or outages
- Valve changeouts
The Mechanical Flange Alignment Equipment is suitable for both onshore and offshore applications including: Commissioning, Construction, Routine maintenance, Shutdowns or outages, Testing and Valve changeouts.