One of the main problems in Classified Environments both Hazardous and Explosive is the removal of bolts/nuts particularly in flanges but also in many other places.
It is quite common for bolts that have been in service units for many years to be completely corroded or have stripped out threads or heads.
When all else fails and torque wrenches can’t do the job there is another option. Aside from a Shut down which can be extremely costly or a Habitat which is very expensive and takes a very long time to deploy and install. TFT-Pneumatic Certified Cold Work Tools can do the job.
Bolt Removal Solution
Our most simple and most cost-effective bolt removal solution is to use tool model FG-2VX-50 / A-0107 in conjunction with Rotating File A-0004 and grind off one of the sides of the bolt.
The size of the bolt and material will determine the time it will take to perform the operation.
Generally speaking, it takes only a few minutes. When compared to the time it takes to remove bolts by other means which can be of up to 4 or even 6 hours for 1 single bolt it makes sense to consider the use of this technology. Just think of the hours you will save with the Operator down time let alone the frustration.
At TFT-PNEUMATIC we offer one of the best tools in the World for Classified Environments. While in the industry they are known as SPARKLESS GRINDERS, we like to call them Certified Cold Work Grinders. The bottom line is these tools can surface prep, grind or cut without a shutdown, habitat, pressurized welding enclosure, fireguards, and so on. Simply use the tool in whatever the environment may be. It doesn’t matter if we are 12 ft from the main gas pipeline or if our tools are directly in contact with any hydrocarbon.