FDH research engineer Joshua Scott presents the results of FDH’s advanced research on nondestructive test (NDT) methods for bolt tension measurement at the CLEANPOWER 2021 Virtual Summit, June 7-10, 2021. FDH is also exhibiting.
Using NDT methods to predict residual tension of in-situ bolts on critical structures minimizes the inefficiencies and safety hazards associated with existing measurement methods. FDH has developed a nondestructive test method for accurately determining the tension of in-situ bolts and studs, without requiring the exact pre-tension length or field calibration. This method works regardless of whether torquing or tensioning has been used, and corrosion does not impact the method. FDH is currently pursuing third-party certification and is working to develop field-ready equipment.
FDH will feature forthcoming Bolts iQ™ technology at the CLEANPOWER Expo, December 7-8, in Salt Lake City.
For more information on Bolts iQ and other innovative solutions for critical infrastructure, or to inquire about participating in field testing, visit FDH’s products page.