Lose the Risk, Not the Results
Reaction torque from a pneumatic wrench packs a powerful punch when it’s suddenly transmitted to the human body. Subsequently, rotational torque-related back and abdominal injuries are among the most common causes of lost time for plant personnel.
With Furmanite’s custom-designed Torque Tamer, the human operator is removed from the point-of-operation, allowing the pneumatic wrench to be operated remotely. By incorporating a small, light-weight torque reaction arm that is permanently bolted to the wrench, valves become significantly easier to open and close; mitigating or eliminating the risk of injury.
The Torque Tamer is constructed of heavy plate steel and can be designed for large (10” or larger) gear-driven block or isolation valves. It can also be adapted to smaller, high-pressure valves that present special hazards during operation.
Torque Tamer Advantages
- Hands-off operation reduces risk of injury
- Custom-designed to fit practically any valve configuration or installation
- Bolt-on design allows for safe installation in operating units
- Allows for easy installation of Cleco® 1/2” or 3/4” drive torque-controlled NutRunner