We live in a technologically advanced society. Since the industrial revolution of the 18th century, advances in machinery have allowed humans to build incredible things, and advance us to the point that we currently see around us today. Yet, how often do you stop to think about how some of these advances work in practice? In particular, what types of tools are used today to allow for such amazing infrastructure to exist? Torq-Lite is a company behind such tools, and this article provides a brief outline of the types of things they do.
What is Torq-Lite?
Torq Lite are an industrial bolting company, dedicated to tools that providing bolting solutions for a wide array of jobs, primarily across the industrial sector. Their clients include, yet are not limited to:
- Oil rigs
- Power plants
- Civil infrastructure (railway tracks, power lines)
What types of tools do Torq-Lite use?
As mentioned earlier, Torq-Lite primarily service the industrial sector. Thus their tools need to be heavy duty, and able to perform high powered jobs in what can often be adverse, or tricky conditions. It is for this reason that Torq-Lite use hydraulic machinery, machinery that harnesses waterpower, or more specifically pressurized liquids, in order to get the job done. Hydraulic machinery, such as the hydraulic wrench, is popular within the industrial sector, given its ability to provide high power and high torque through small, flexible cabling. It is also very reliable in adverse conditions, and thus is very popular within oil and mining industries.
What types of jobs can Torq Lite tools get done?
Torq-Lite offer a huge array of hydraulic torque wrenches, and it is for this reason that they are highly sort after for a variety of tasks across the industrial sector. Their square drive hydraulic wrenches are highly sought after within the refinery industry, whilst their jam nut series, specifically designed to tighten or loosen gas compressor piston rod crosshead jam nuts, has now evolved so that it can be used to easily abstract any nut that has an obstruction running through the middle of it.
Recently, Torq-Lite’s industrial torque wrenches made headlines when their products were used to assist energy giant BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly a mile below the water’s surface, oil was spewing from the top of some damaged infrastructure, and engineers were working desperately to stop the flow, and reduce the environmental damage caused. To do this, engineers needed equipment capable of removing the securely fastened wellhead, some 5000ft below the earth’s surface. The tool used to do this high force, high risk job was an hydraulic torque wrench from Torq-Lite, which led to the eventual stopping of the oil leak.
Torq-Lite provide an array of industrial bolting solutions for a wide array of problems. If you feel you may need their services in your company, or know someone who does, don’t hesitate to contact them!