RotaBolt to monitor bolted joints in pipeworks and wellheads

rotabolt2Sealing products provider James Walker and manufacturer of wireless telemetry Transmission Dynamics have launched RotaBolt to wirelessly monitor bolted joints in pipeworks and wellheads

RotaBolt can monitor and wirelessly report the in-service status of bolted joints and can issue ‘tension-loss alarms’ via email or SMS direct to maintenance and operations personnel. This wireless monitoring solution can be also be used on vessels, cranes, wind turbines, bridges, trains and specialised engineering applications.

Rod Corbett, managing director of James Walker, said, “With RotaBolt, you will be able to monitor all the important bolted joints in an offshore wind farm from your mobile phone. It is going to have a major impact on maintenance costs across different industries and applications.”

Jarek Rosinski, CEO of Transmission Dynamics, added that each bolt within the RotaBolt system has a monitoring system and wireless transmitter, which periodically ensures that bolt tension is maintained at a satisfactory level. The data is transmitted to a local transceiver, which collects data across systems to transmit statistics to a secure server for analysis.

According to the company, the new wireless monitoring solution has the potential to revolutionise maintenance regimes particularly where key bolted joints are difficult to access due to location or operational environment.

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