Fastener Failures are not an Option

16 January 2020

It can be easy to underestimate the role of a fastener. Oftentimes, an engineer’s main focus is on an application itself, such as a valve or hose. The fastener is, however, a crucial component because it connects and holds everything together. Ensuring that a fastener is meeting the quality standard for a specified application and environment is important for avoiding hazardous and dangerous situations.

As the Technical Lead Engineer at Auge Industrial, Justinn General explains to Valve World Americas the important points to keep in mind when dealing with fasteners, how standards and specifications for applications in the oil and gas industry are improving, and the importance of encouraging the younger generation to join the oil and gas industry.

To read the full Valve World Americas Journal December 2019 article, please contact Brittani Schroeder ( for the PDF version.