Safety & Performance. Applying accurate torque is critical to assembly applications, engines
and precision equipment.

- Creating a proper clamp load is the main objective when applying torque to a fastener.
Engine cylinder heads, pipe coupling, wheels, all need to be “clamped" uniformly to specific
torque values.

- There are three main factors that affect the correct application of torque: (1) Condition of
components, (2) Accuracy of torque instrument, (3) Properly applied torque values.

- Appling torque incorrectly can lead to stripped threads, premature loosening or broken
fasteners that can cause catastrophic failure. Leaking joints may cause engine or equipment
failures.