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By Maverick Oilfield Services
Thursday, August 31, 2023

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Safety is a paramount concern in the oil and gas industry. From drilling to transportation, every aspect of operations must adhere to rigorous safety protocols. One often overlooked but critical factor in ensuring operational safety is torque testing. The significance of precise torque testing can't be understated, as it directly impacts the integrity of equipment and systems vital to oilfield operations.

What is Torque Testing?

Torque is the force applied to rotate an object around an axis or pivot point. Torque testing is a method used to measure and ensure that the correct amount of torque is being applied during the tightening or loosening of components. The purpose is to make sure that they function correctly under varying operational loads without failure.

The Role of Torque Testing in Safety

Equipment Integrity

The first line of defense against accidents in an oilfield is robust equipment. Fasteners, which are integral to machines and systems, must be tightened to manufacturer-specified torque settings to maintain their integrity. If they're too loose, they might fall out; too tight, and they could break or warp. Either scenario compromises equipment safety.

Leak Prevention

In the world of pipes and pressurized systems, an improper torque can lead to leaks. Leaks are not only hazardous but also cost-intensive to repair. Precise torque testing ensures that all fasteners are secured appropriately, minimizing the risk of leaks.

Preventing Catastrophic Failure

A sudden equipment failure could have disastrous consequences, including fires, explosions, and environmental damage. Regular torque testing helps predict and prevent such failures by ensuring all components operate within safe parameters.

Compliance and Regulations

Meeting industry standards and governmental regulations is not just about avoiding fines; it's about maintaining a safety culture. Torque testing is often part of these regulations, and non-compliance could put your operations at risk.

The Importance of Calibration

Just having a torque testing system isn't enough; it has to be accurate. This is where calibration comes in. Calibration services are essential to ensure that the torque-measuring instruments are providing accurate readings. Even a slight deviation can lead to incorrect torque application, risking the safety of operations.

Best Practices in Torque Testing

Regular Testing

Don't wait for a mishap to happen to check your torque settings. Maverick Oilfield Services can help you make it a routine part of your maintenance schedule.

Use Certified Equipment

Always use testing equipment that has been certified by recognized industry or governmental bodies. This ensures that you are getting accurate readings. At Maverick, we only use cutting-edge equipment to perform your torque testing is safe and accurate.


At Maverick, we use the CT-3000 from Connection Technologies to record a detailed graph throughout the torque verification process. That way if any problems occur, you can easily track down the root of the problem and implement the right systems to prevent connection failure in the future.

An Investment You Can't Afford To Skip

Torque testing is not just a box to check off during safety audits; it's a pivotal part of an overarching safety program. It's about ensuring that your components are as robust and reliable as the massive machines they are part of. Through regular and accurate torque testing, you can not only prevent accidents but also foster a culture that prioritizes safety above all else. And in an industry as inherently hazardous as oil and gas, that's an investment well worth making.

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