Joint assembly records are essential in keeping flange break processes efficient, safe, and accurate. Flange tags provide a complete status of all steps of the flange break process, indicating the risk level and history of each joint in order for personnel to carry out a leak-free and safe start-up.
Bolted flange joints with unreliable and non-durable Joint Assembly Records (Flange Tags) can result in safety, environmental, and quality control challenges.
Due to the nature of their purpose, flange tagging systems are often in service for extended periods of time. During this time, they are exposed to harsh conditions such as wind, UV, and frost.
Non-compliant tags made from flimsy materials are likely to fade, become brittle or even break away from the joint in these conditions. This means users can no longer see the critical details needed to carry out safety inspections or maintenance to the joint. It can result in costly and dangerous leaks during the start-up process.
Additionally, short-life tags made from weak materials are more likely to need regular replacements. This is not only costly for organisations but also increases the amount of waste produced causing a detrimental impact on the environment.
Joint Assembly Records without customisations such as colour coding and tailored information fields, can result in safety and quality control challenges.
Every organisation carries out flange management processes slightly differently, and every flange joint will come with its own individual risks and requirements. Therefore, when it comes to selecting the correct joint assembly record, there is no one size fits all solution.
Many flange tags come in standard template designs based on industry-standard guidelines, these standard tags have limitations in terms of the amount of detail and information included in them. For companies dealing with the maintenance of bolted flange joints, especially in large quantities, these standard tags are not suitable as they can be easily confused with other tags. This can lead to dangerous and potentially costly confusion.