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1. (WO2013117911) FIXING AND METHOD OF APPLYING A FIXING

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/117911    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2013/050234
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: F16B 31/04
F16L 23/036
Applicants: EQUALIZER INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Inventors: STEPHEN, Robert
Title: FIXING AND METHOD OF APPLYING A FIXING
Abstract:
A fixing (15) for making a connection between two members, having a shaft (17) with a stop member (17n), a fixing body (16a), (16b), and a wedge (40) which moves relative to a part of the fixing body, to change the separation between the fixing body and the stop member thereby changing the tension in the shaft. The wedge is typically located between the stop member and the fixing body, and it applies tension to the shaft and urges the movement of the fixing body axially along the shaft, to increase or decrease the tension in the shaft. Typically the connection can be made between two adjacent flanges F on pipe ends P, but other kinds of bolted connection are suitable.