Dismantle, Assemble and Tensioning Bolted Connections


Available in Aberdeen, Teesside, Yorkshire, Humberside and on your site.

Course objectives:

The course delivers the theoretical and practical elements involved in the Hydraulic Tension tightening of Bolted Connections and provides an assessment of delegate’s competence in applying these procedures. It covers the selection of components for the various types of flange connections found in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Processing Industries materials focusing on gaskets /sealing elements and bolting materials.

Course duration: 1 day
Certificate: Energy Institute

  • Key safety issues within the Joint Integrity Industry
  • Introduction to Flanges /Types used within the Oil and Gas/Processing Industries
  • Fastener selection and identification
  • Special Clamps and Flanges
  • Inspection process: Fasteners/Nuts/Flange Faces/Gaskets
  • Gasket types, applications, material selection and identification
  • Gasket Installation procedures and requirements
  • Axial Alignment of Pipe Flanges/Flange Gap/Bolt Hole Alignment
  • Assembly Best Practice Procedures/Standards
  • How joint compression is affected by Tightening Methods
  • Appreciation of Load Loss factors/ Bolt Load Checks
  • Bolt Elongation and Yield
  • Theory and Practical issues ref Hydraulic Tensioning
  • Instruction and Practice in the Safe Use of Tensioning Equipment
  • HSE and Industry initiatives toward Hydrocarbon leak Reduction, and Staff Training and Competence

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