Saving On Safety?
Improving safety and increasing efficiency are main topics within the offshore market. However, these objectives tend to be a trade-off or compromise. That is, improving safety inevitably incurs additional costs. When developing the Flange Clamp Tool (FCT), we insisted on enhancing safety while reducing OPEX.
The FCT ensures a pre-tension to create a safe environment prior to, and during bolt installation. It can also be operated remotely resulting in a secure workplace before people are permitted to approach the area surrounding the flanges.
In addition to this significant safety feature, multiple FCTs can be (dis)engaged in a matter of seconds. This allows contractors to reuse the crane, or even the installation vessel, almost immediately for adjacent installations.