FASTENERS/ADHESIVES

Volvo task is patented

Volvo engineers on the S90/V90 series production line are using a high viscosity sealant from Evode for bonding and sealing inner and outer door panels at the body-in-white stage. The M53 Elastosol product is said to be a key element in the patented process.

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* Tidal action and vibration below sea level will provide as good a test as any for 700 Rotabolt fasteners used to secure clamps on the wellhead protector platform of Texaco Captain, the North Sea’s latest oil production platform. These bolts have an inbuilt tension monitoring system accurate to +/-5%. It was not possible to use normal torque tensioners since the anti-corrosive Marinel with which the bolts had to be made has a low true elastic limit, which means the fasteners would have yielded on installation.

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