A new fluid management software by Hi-Force

Hi-Force has recently announced a new software for analysis of bolted joints, called Boltright Pro. This integrity software programme is designed to assist engineers with the provision of accurate bolt load calculations, based on key input data, related to each specific bolted joint. Even though it is specifically designed for the management of fluids in Oil&Gas industry, it can be useful in any circumstance in which safe and leak-free movement of liquids is critical.
The user enters all available data about the joint including flange size, material and rating, gasket type, bolt size and material grade, lubricant type and operating temperature. Boltright Pro will analyse this data and produce a comprehensive calculation of the required tension to be applied to all of the flange joint bolts to achieve a leak free joint. Additionally, it produces a clear and easy to follow bolt tightening procedure, which will include the correct tool selection, from within Hi-Force’s extensive range of bolting tools, along with the correct sequence of applying the loads, onto the respective flange joint bolts, including the applicable pump hydraulic pressure settings, for each stage of the bolt tightening process.
The methodology of the BOLTRIGHT PRO software calculations is declared to be fully traceable to industry standards, ensuring that the latest best practice procedures are followed at all times. As part of the software joint integrity review process, Boltright Pro also displays all of the relevant combined stresses within the joint, once the bolt tightening is completed. This includes not only bolt stress but also gasket and flange stress, to ensure all of the stresses within the joint are within acceptable levels. As an example a change of bolt and gasket material can and will affect the Boltright Pro software calculations and bolt tightening procedures.