The most valuable of metals
Gold and silver may get all the attention, but few metals are more important than steel. Its social value is so great that steel production can even be seen as an indicator for economic growth. Steel skeletons are used in the construction of anything from bridges to cars, ships, airplanes as well as tools and appliances. It is the main material in renewable energy as well as the housing and construction sector.
Steel production has changed a lot since the industrial revolution, but it remains a demanding and intensive industry. In such harsh conditions, bolted joints need to hold despite constant exposure to corrosives, heavy vibrations and extreme temperatures. Any loosening will lead to unplanned maintenance and repairs, as well as costly delays in production.
Nord-Lock Group products, such as our lock washers and Superbolt tensioners, can be applied quickly and easily, and they stay secure. The benefits include improved safety, increased productivity, reduced maintenance, and longer life-cycle. This is why they can be found in increasingly more steelworks bolting applications across the globe.
Securing bridges over cooling water
The Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands) receives every year the visit of around 35,000 seagoing vessels and 130,000 inland vessels. This (…)
Superbolt tensioners secure Tata Steel’s BOS converters
The Tata Steel’s Port Talbot Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) plant in South Wales produces some 4.5m tonnes of strip steel (…)