Along with piping, plumbing requires other support tools to ensure efficiency in construction and maintenance projects. Flanges, which are commonly found on pipes, are either used to hold pipes together or as a cap to cover or close them up. Over time, flanges can corrode or rust, which makes repairs or conduit work challenging. Flange spreaders are designed to separate or open flanges with a hydraulic jack system working in the gaps, making repairs or removals more productive and safer. Check out United Rentals’ variety of flange and crimping options to meet your jobsite needs.
FAQs about Flange Spreaders & Crimping
What is a flange spreader?
- Flange spreaders are used to separate flange joints for repair, replacement or maintenance purposes. The spreaders are inserted between two conjoined flanges and separate the ends. They are kept separated by blocks so the necessary maintenance can be performed. Spreaders are functionally hydraulic or mechanical and come in collet or wedge styles, depending on the specific job needs.
Do different flange fittings require different spreaders?
- It is possible that different flange spreading tools or approaches may work better with certain flange fittings. This is primarily determined by the specific needs of your project work. We offer a variety of flange spreader rental options to suit your needs.
How is a crimping tool used?
- A crimping tool is used to “fuse” metal ends or pieces (commonly with wiring or cables) together, without welding or soldering. There are varying processes and approaches to completing these types of tasks. We recommend reaching out to United Rentals specialists in your area for inquiries regarding specific equipment uses.