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  • Five Fast Facts About ASTM B994

    September 28th, 2017

    With the industry in search of better methods to protect fasteners from failure, ASTM B994 offers a novel solution to resisting corrosion in critical offshore bolting operations. The standard is designed to improve a manufacturer’s control of the production ... READ MORE >>

  • Consistency in k-factor with ASTM B994

    September 28th, 2017

    Many operations professionals are familiar with the torque equation: T = K * db * Fp. This one equation tells a maintenance team how much torque to apply to a fastener to achieve proper installation. T represents torque value; Fp represents Force, or bolt te... READ MORE >>

  • The Dangers of Hot Bolting

    July 11th, 2017

    The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to people who are novice or ignorant to things they do not know but believe they are expert... READ MORE >>

  • Bolt Breakage

    April 28th, 2017

    While pulling out of the hole, both brake band anchor bolts failed. The elevators were about six feet (two "meters) above the rotary table.... READ MORE >>

  • Near Miss – Loose Crane Ring Bolts

    April 28th, 2017

    A crane boom slew was jamming while lifting medium loads. The boom, counterweight, winch, pedestal, lift cylinders and lower pedestal plate were removed for inspection.... READ MORE >>

  • U.S. Regulators Warn Drillers to Find Solution to Subsea Bolt Failures

    August 29th, 2016

    Federal regulators Monday warned subsea oil drillers and equipment makers that bolt failures in the Gulf of Mexico could result in an oil spill on the scale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.... READ MORE >>

  • Regulators press for answers on bolt failures in Gulf

    August 26th, 2016

    Federal regulators are increasing pressure on the Gulf of Mexico's offshore drilling industry to figure out why the bolts that hold together critical undersea equipment are failing.... READ MORE >>

  • Underwater Oil-Well Bolts Are Failing, Causing Alarm

    July 28th, 2016

    General Electric Co., oil drillers and U.S. regulators are scrambling to determine why massive bolts used to connect subsea oil equipment keep failing, prompting costly shutdowns and raising safety concerns about hundreds of wells in the Gulf of Mexico.... READ MORE >>

  • The Dangers of Hot Bolting

    July 7th, 2016

    David Dunning is a Cornell University professor who is perhaps most famous for a paper he co-wrote about ignorance and over-confidence. The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to people who are novice or ignorant to things they do not know but believe they are expert... READ MORE >>

  • Technical Review of Connector and Bolt Failures -BSEE

    August 12th, 2014

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released a technical review following the failure of connectors and bolts used in critical equipment.... READ MORE >>

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  • The Dangers of Hot Bolting

    David Dunning is a Cornell University professor who is perhaps most famous for a paper he co-wrote about ignorance and over-confidence.

    The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to people who are novice or ignorant to things they do not know but believe they are expert

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