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Equalizer Flange Alignment: Case Study - Extended Reach Tool

Equalizer Flange Alignment: Case Study - Extended Reach Tool

This notorious flange-joint was difficult for the operator to align based on the longer than usual flange size. Standard Equalizer tools are too small as Equalizer FA9TE had insufficient wing-reach for this flange-joint. Tool modification is required – calculations, development and testing.

New Extended Reach Hydraulic Alignment tool proposed. Down-rated hydraulics specified to prevent over-load caused by increased torsional stresses due to longer wing.

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