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Flange Management Services

Process system integrity problems result from a number of issues,including incorrect joint assembly, improper tightening methods, ineffective flange tagging systems, and the lack of a formal flange control / management system.

A flange management system can assure that all process system flanges are identified and have been mechanically completed in a controlled manner that helps minimize, and in most cases eliminates, integrity-related issues (such as leaks) at startup.

The value gained from COTECHS flange management service results from a number of industry-leading features:

Computerized flange management control system
Specialized flange management software package
Integrated engineering package
Tailored service packages delivering effective resource utilization from single-crew
Joint work scopes to support facility construction or shutdown projects
Speed and accuracy by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment
Tensioning capability from 1 to 3.5 in. (25 to 89 mm) diameter
Complete range of hydraulic and hand torque tools including low-profile and square drive heads

COTECH IRMs flange management software package is central to the joint
integrity management of piping systems, and features the following:

Rapid generation of job- and joint-specific equipment lists
Production of detailed job cards for every joint
Maintenance of joint historical data
An electronic data bank of all joint-integrity information
Full portability from engineering to field / site construction
Three separate databases:
    - joint management
     equipment control
     personnel competence
Controls and records all elements associated with bolted joints, including :
     engineering calculations
     joint assembly
     tightening
     testing
     repairs
Seamless linkage to the bolt torque / tensioning calculation engine