Bolt Testing Procedures Completed By Tension Testers So Requirements Are Met

Baco Enterprises provides varied bolt testing procedures to help ensure that our customers are in compliance when they purchase bolts from us.

Our tension testers perform Skidmore testing. During this process, an assembly consisting of a bolt, nut, and washer is inserted into calibrated tension reading equipment. The assembly is then tightened in the same manner as it would be when being installed into a steel connection.

The tightening persists until the spline shears off. A tension reading is then taken to determine whether the minimum and maximum tension requirements are met for the specific diameter of the bolt.

Baco Bolt Testing

We also offer pre-installation verification, which can be performed at your job site or in our Bronx, NY facility. A request for this test can be submitted when you place an order for tension control or structural bolts. We then prepare your order and separate lots for testing.

When your inspector is available to witness this process, we complete the pre-installation verification according to all bolt testing requirements. Our laboratory can test bolts up to 1 1/2" A490.


New Requirements And Certifications

We offer these testing services as part of our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers and serving an ever-changing industry. Construction in New York City is carefully scrutinized in all aspects and standards continue to become more stringent, but we do what it takes to ensure that you're in compliance when you purchase from us.

To Our Valued Customers

Rest assured, if the steel fits, our bolts will hold the structure together with the utmost reliability. We stock over 500,000 3/4" by 2" A325 TC bolts, along with every other size you could possibly need. It's all part of serving as your go-to source for structural bolts.

If you need Skidmore testing, pre-installation verification, or other bolt testing completed, let us know in your RFQ or call us directly. We primarily serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and can easily meet your needs in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Virginia.