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Other Factors Besides Anti-Seize That Affect Stud/Bolt Breakout and Assembly Torque (K-Factor)

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Keith Johnson, Aman Sidhu

BP Cherry Point Refinery, Blaine, WA

Paper No. PVP2014-28998, pp. V002T02A004; 9 pages
  • ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 2: Computer Technology and Bolted Joints
  • Anaheim, California, USA, July 20–24, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4599-8
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


This paper presents information about break out torque and several key elements to consider when specifying joint and disassembly procedures. These key elements include: (1) hardened washer material used, (2) penetrant selection for disassembly, and (3) penetrant application method. This paper also presents experimental K-factor data, including variation recorded from several hardened washer configurations and information from additional K-factor testing.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Torque , Manufacturing



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