Torque multiplier/torque wrench manufacturer alkitronic presents: Flange spreader Flange Boy
Applications and Advantages
Easy and safe mechanical separation of piping flanges for inspection works/maintenance.
All parts are manufactured of high quality materials.
FLANGE BOY has proven international tests.
Transfer enormous forces without damaging the support plates.
If heavy forces have to be applied, several Flange Boys might be used.
Insert the FLANGE BOY in one of the bolt holes of a flange. Slip the bolt support plate which is held by a chain between the flange facings underneath the setscrew.
Once the FLANGE BOY is jammed tight, continue turning by means of a wrench until a position is reached where a gasket can be replaced or a spade set.
Then, slacken back the setscrew to the point where the support plate can be removed and tap the setscrew with a hammer in order to free the FLANGE BOY from the bolt hole.
It is recommendable to use two FLANGE BOYs in cases where the transfer of very large forces is required. Insert the second FLANGE BOY in the corresponding hole of the companion flange. The forces applied will act on the same support plate. You will, thus, be able to apply heavy loads without risking damage to the support plate. Due to the flange proportions it is not possible to increase the thickness of the support plate.
Grease threads well before using!
Do not load a plate unilaterally while using heavy forces!
Attention! To avoid serious injuries never put fingers between the separated flanges!