iQ Flange Management
We are major contributors to the development of industry standards such as ASME PCC-1 and guidelines in the flange management discipline.
As an independent provider, we are uniquely placed to offer asset owners, operators, and contractors our flange management bolt load calculator and workflow database – the industry leading solution for bolted joint assurance.
The iQ Flange Management System provides a single source of truth, seamlessly linking industry best practice engineering directly to project workflow capability. This supports flawless start-up and operational excellence.
ASME PCC-1 fully compliant calculation engine
Absolute industry independence
Independently validated calculations
Embedded best practice & constantly updated to standards
Securely delivered online solution
iQ key features
Industry leading bolt load calculator
Bolt load calculations derived from legacy systems, spreadsheets, or even slide‐rules, with no assurance of their provenance or execution context has led to outdated and often inaccurate tightening practices. This can cause safety and cost issues in the form of both hydrocarbon leakage and unnecessary damage to flange components. Our bolt load calculator uses a proprietary calculation methodology, which is the only one that is directly traceable to only the very latest best practices, including ASME PCC-1. Alongside this provision, the iQ Flange Management bolt load calculator is also embedded with the calculation methodologies of numerous operators. This allows work to be carried out by service providers on their assets to their own standards.
The iQ Flange Management System contains the industry’s most extensive libraries of flange, gasket & fasteners types, materials, and lubricants. Using the iQ bolt load calculator for critical calculations ensures no second‐guessing is required.
Universal tool selector
As a wholly independent provider, we provide an objective view of tooling requirements. Users can select from a huge range of hand and hydraulic tools based upon the tool manufacturer’s latest published data. It also includes guidance on the capability of each tool – allowing both operators and contractors to optimise their tool inventory.
Joint integrity review
The iQ Flange Management joint integrity review provides a unique and powerful tool for quickly assessing the impact of any given bolt load upon the flange components. Its simple visual representation allows the user to quickly view the relevant stress levels on the gasket, flange, and bolt. The joint integrity review isn’t just limited to the assembly of the joint however, it also provides a full integrity picture during operation and under test conditions. Our bolt load calculator engine puts the power of very specialised integrity engineering expertise in the hands of the user. This allows them to make swift, safe, and traceable decisions in the field, without the necessity of raising an engineering query – reducing both project cost and delay. With the quick creation of safe and traceable bolt load calculations, the iQ Flange Management engine already provides huge value even when used as a standalone tool. However, when integrated with other iQ Flange Management modules, it becomes part of a massively powerful workflow support system.
The iQ Flange Management joint manager has the ability to bulk upload and cleanse data for hundreds of thousands joints from 3D models or legacy systems. Primary joint data can be populated via an interface file with the 3D model, which creates efficient data transfer and enables the potential for feeding back as built information to the model for use in commissioning and operational phases. Once sorted into the required project structure, users can quickly search across systems, sub‐systems, and lines down to individual joints. This allows the user to revise detailed joint information, recalculate bolt loads, review technical drawings, view a joint’s history, or create work packs.
The iQ Flange Management work pack manager provides simple creation of a wide range of work and test packs. The user has the ability to update the joint status across a range of milestones, specific to the pack type, which is instantly viewable to all users, even if the joint resides in multiple packs. The system captures all activity and changes, allowing a creation of a full joint history, including any relevant technical drawings, documentation, and reports.
Industry leading & independent
Our business philosophy is to enable clients to cost-effectively deliver mechanical connection integrity for their assets. We are independent of any tool or equipment supplier, allowing us to review all tool options and recommend what is right for the joint, not the equipment. Continuous development, technology transfer, and the adoption of best practice is our standard MO. We have an open culture within the company, which stimulates innovation and creates an environment that thrives upon questioning the norm. From technical authorities, through engineers and on to software development, we have a shared work ethic and a drive to deliver first time, every time.