Torque Tamer™

Hydraulic Bolt Torquing

This tightening service provides a simple and safe method for ensuring controlled tightening and loosening of bolts. A wide range of light, compact, safe and easy-to-use hydraulic torque tools are available; and Furmanite’s wrenches are able to accommodate a torque load of 80,000 ft-lbs. (108,465Nm)

Bolt Tensioning

Furmanite’s Bolt Tensioning service is an accurate method of tightening threaded fasteners and subsequently inducing load through advanced hydraulic technology – all without directly turning the nut thereby avoiding frictional losses. Bolt Tensioning insures that gaskets are compressed as required by the manufacturer in order to achieve optimum joint integrity.

Joint Splitting

Joints, heat exchangers and reactors can be difficult to separate after years of operation at high temperatures. Furmanite’s hydro-mechanical rigs are available specifically for this purpose. After removal, reconditioning and replacement, the joint is resealed and hydraulic tensioning and torquing is applied to offer a measured, uniform and engineered assembly.


On-Site Technical Bolting

Controlled Bolting Services – Holding it all Together

Repairs that are performed on your plant’s equipment, valves or pipes are only as good as the bolts that hold them all together. That’s why it makes sense to partner with a company that utilizes the highest-standard hydraulic bolting, controlled bolting, bolt tensioning, and bolt torquing technology. Furmanite provides complete, high-quality Technical Bolting services – from design to final tightening and measurement, our bolted connections are engineered to be the most accurate mechanically-fastened connections in the industry.

Hydraulic Bolting Services:

  • Flange Gap Tolerance QC
  • Controlled Bolting
  • Hot Bolting
  • Bolt Tensioning and Bolt Torquing
  • Flange Joint Alignment
  • Flange Face Machining
  • Uniform Hydraulic Bolt Loading
  • Controlled Bolting—Technical Bolting
  • Hydraulic Nut Splitting
  • Controlled Flange Bolting
  • Leak Free Startup Guarantee

Count on Furmanite to ensure total flange joint integrity – from surface preparation to gasket selection and tightening.

Torque Tamer™

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

Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

Leak Sealing process developed leak-sealing-developed_thumb 01/01/1920

Furmanite Leak-Sealing process is Developed The under pressure Leak Sealing process is developed by Eugene Clay Furman at the Newport …

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit old-furmanite-leak-sealing-equipment 01/01/1924

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit The first do-it-yourself Leak Sealing kits were developed and marketed by Clay Furman and while they …

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Long Standing Relationships US customer reference list that includes individual war ships in the US Navy, US steel companies and …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927 The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first …

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Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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Price List from 1926 Table detailing costs of allowing a steam leak based on $4 per ton for “Long coal”. …

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Furmanite is thinking global A brief history of the United Kingdom Company written by A W Forsyth (OBE) in September 1973 …

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Technology Development Furmanite Expands Engineering on Leak Sealing Technology. Photographs taken from a 1934 sales brochure together with schematics of …

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Growing Furmanite Letter from the Chairman of Furmanite Engineering based in Birkenhead, England to his lawyer requesting information on a …

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New Direction Alan Forsyth, acting as a consultant to Furmanite Engineering (1929) advised the Board to move from selling low …

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Never to compromise on the high quality A brief history of the United Kingdom Furmanite organisation written by Joyce Hainsworth, the …

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Best in the business were called Furmanite successfully seals nitrous oxide leakage on the Space Shuttle “Discovery” pre launch September …

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Start of Modern Furmanite The common shares of Furmanite were acquired by Kaneb Inc on 24th January 1991. Furmanite remains …

Acquisition-GSG Division Acquisition-GSG-Division_thumb 01/13/2006

Acquisition of Flow-Serve GSG Division Furmanite as part of Xanser Corporation acquired the General Services Group (GSG) of Flow-Serve corporation …

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Corporate Name Change Xanser Corporation (NYSE:XNR) changed the company’s name to Furmanite Corporation, and the company’s shares were traded on …

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Furmanite Corporation Acquires Self Leveling Machining Technology Furmanite expanded  its global on-site machining capabilities through the acquisition of Self Leveling …


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