Equalizer International demo/training rig in action!
Onsite hands-on product training was provided to a group of Doosan Babcock personnel based at BP Kinneil in July 2013 using the new Equalizer International demonstration/training rig along with the EqualizerTM range flange spreading, flange alignment and flange pulling tools.
A group of mechanical fitters, pipe fitters, riggers and safety personnel were trained on how to use the tools using best practice methods by Bob Stephen, Equalizer’s Operations and Training Director.
See above some of the group getting to grips with the flange alignment and flange pulling tools.
The SG4TM, a 4T mechanical flange spreading tool from the EqualizerTM Secure-Grip range, was demonstrated to each group showing how it could be used to spread flange joints where the flanges had no access gap present and then the same tool was demonstrated spreading apart two flanges with a butterfly valve positioned between them.
The product training was well received with one of the Doosan pipe fitters saying “I wish we had these tools 20 years ago”. Another from the group was amazed with the power of an FA9TE hydraulic flange alignment tool stating that he had witnessed it being used earlier in the year during one of the outages at Grangemouth. A 36” flange joint was out of alignment and this tool was taken onto the job and had the flanges aligned within minutes. He said that it had made “significant savings”.
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