Many of these processes and systems are in high risk environments and carried out in the harshest environments worldwide. The consequences of not getting it right can be disastrous to you and your company. This is where you require a reliable process tagging solution which is what Regal Tags Global provides.
In industry, piping plays a critical role in conveying your product (liquid or gas) from one location in the process to another. Pipe sections are connected by flanged joints which are as critical to the process as the piping itself. Under normal conditions, the importance of pipe flanges goes virtually unnoticed, but that is not always the case. Problems can arise when a flange leaks, or in a worst-case scenario, they completely fail. This can occur for two primary reasons. First, when the flange joint was reassembled, it was not carried out properly through the use of incorrect bolting, wrong gaskets or even the improper application of the torque setting causing flange joint misalignment. The second cause of leakage could be due to flange deterioration as a result of the corrosive nature of the product within the piping. In either of these two cases, the result is unacceptable and could cause you serious challenges.
Flanged connections should not leak. Whilst all flanged joints are important, some are even more vital than others. These are referred to as “critical flanges.” In any process plant, these are the flanges that, if compromised, can lead to safety, health, environmental or production loss. Since each plant and the products produced are different, the determination of what is and what is not a critical flange is determined by the experts.
The benefits of the Regal Tags solution are clear. We are specified by many major industries worldwide (in 68 countries to be precise). The FLANjTAG® solution is written into flange management and joint integrity processes onshore and offshore. Using highly durable material, the Tags are customisable to individual requirements. All Tags are highly visual, at a glance, and cover the whole process, from Flange inspection, joint integrity, breaking containment and small-bore tube fittings.
A FLANjTAG® gives a colour-coded visual record, both on the flange and in the control room, that all steps of the procedure have been safely carried out. Nothing should be activated until all Tag sections have been signed off and received back in the control room for a 100% leak-free start-up.