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No Interruptions: Replace flange studs while operating with the Hot Bolt+Clamp

Published: February 21, 2020

Rice has been the Canadian distributor of PLIDCO for over 50 years and their quality piping & pipeline products are second to none.  We’re excited to announce their newest innovation – the Hot Bolt+Clamp!  This unique four-piece fitting allows for replacement of flange studs and nuts while the pipeline continues to operate.

The PLIDCO Hot Bolt+Clamp sits on the outside face of the flange and is bolted together to maintain the clamping integrity of the flange while studs and nuts are replaced. Coating must be removed from the flange to provide even distribution of the clamp load to maintain the flange connection and structural integrity of the system.

The ASME B16.5 designed clamps are compact in size to accommodate locations with tight space restrictions. No welding is required and once the flange studs and nuts have been replaced and properly torqued, the Hot Bolt+Clamp can be removed and be reused.

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