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Hot bolting

Free bolts safely and efficiently off the critical path

Lifecycle stage
Late-Life Decommissioning
Product or Service
Service

When breaking down wellheads, Xmas trees and other crucial equipment during the decommissioning phase of a project, Claxton’s technology takes this off the critical path of the project, achieving a safe and cost-effective outcome.

Hot bolting is the practice of removing, replacing or freeing and re-tightening bolts and tiedown screws on live piping, wellheads and Xmas trees.

We understand that the operation presents many potential hazards which is why Claxton have developed specialist tooling to mitigate the risks and exercise the utmost caution when planning and carrying it out this procedure.

Claxton’s hot bolting solution is designed to be simple but safe. By performing these operations off the critical path, Claxton gains the ability to identify problem wells and undertake remedial works to ensure the risks to the critical paths are mitigated.

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Our experts are on hand to answer any questions and devise a bespoke solution to operating challenges.

Hot bolting is practised for several reasons, including:

  • To minimise the time spent freeing bolts during critical path decommissioning operations
  • For replacing corroded or damaged bolts
  • For upgrading the material grades of bolts

We understand that the operation presents many potential hazards which is why we have developed specialist tooling to mitigate any risks and exercise the utmost caution when planning and carrying it out this procedure.

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