RT-Bolt is the industry leading tool for measuring bolt load accurately under all, including extreme conditions. Designed by globally recognised experts for real world scenarios. RT-Bolt can be incorporated into most bolt sizes and works with permanently installed or removable electronic and manual probes.
World Leading Bolt Load Measurement, Accurate Even Under Extreme Conditions
RT-Bolt uses the bolt itself to measure load accurately by creating an integral pin. Creating a pin inside the bolt ensures the material is consistent. Bolt load can then be accurately measure using an electronic or manual probe measuring the difference in movement between the pin and the body of the bolt.
RT-Bolt, Bolt Load Measurement
- No temperature limits (from cryogenics to 800℃)
- No parts to loosen or degrade
- Protected measurement surfaces
- Accuracy provided by bore guidance
Independently Verified Testing
RT-Bolt Product Overview
Industry Case Studies
Hytorc needed a simplified reliable Bolt Load Measurement method that was comparible to well controlled laboratory measuring rods that would work at high temperatures for research. The study was on the impact of Bearing Face Knurling on bold load relaxation at elevated temperatures.
"The RT-Bolts worked very well! We were very impressed with the repeatability of the measurements. I have spent years...
Compact flanges were used on a NPS 40 gas line on an offshore platform. The compact flange joints proved very difficult to seal during assembly and commissioning. They are also likely to be difficult to maintain, as small imperfections can cause leakage of the seal ring. A back-up plan was formulated that involved using a kamprofile gasket in place of the compact seal ring. This required very accurate joint assembly, in order to ensure that an adequate...
Coke Drums operate at high temperature and
see extreme cycles of operation every 24 hours. Most sites using delayed cokers have had leakage problems with the joint between the bottom deheading valve and the coke drum or coke drum transition spool.
Joint leakage can escalate to the point where ignition is possible, requiring the unit to be taken offline to repair the joint. This leads to several days of...
A refinery had continuous nuisance leakage from a bank of high temperature heat exchangers with 3/4” bolts. Assessment of the joint integrity revealed that an extremely high assembly bolt load (90% of yield) was required in order to ensure good joint integrity.
Leakage of these joints was problematic for the re nery, requiring shutdown to retighten the joints and, on occasion, shutdown to replace the gaskets...
RT-Bolt can be read with analogue or digital probes
Both analogue and digital probes are available and can be produced with a ceramic base for high or low temperature measurement, there is also the option to have a removable probe or a permanently installed probe.