How much torque to apply when installing induction cables?
How much torque to apply when installing induction cables
Often we’re asked for recommendations when tightening or loosening fittings on an induction power cable. First, this is a job for two wrenches! And, depending on your connection, be sure to avoid tightening or loosening soldered pipe threads.
Here is the procedure for applying torque to standard 37-degree flared tube connections.
- Assemble components hand tight.
- Tighten the nut lightly with a wrench (approximately 30 inch-pounds.) This is the WR (wrench resistance) position.
- From the WR position, tighten the nut further using the number of flats recommended from the table graphic. Note: One flat is equal to 1/6 of a turn.
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