The Importance of Flange Alignment

ASME PCC 1 2019 - Appendix E - Flange Alignment Guidelines : Correct alignment of the joint members is an essential element of flange joint assembly . It results in maximum seating surface contact, maximum opportunity for universal gasket loading, [...]

The Importance of Flange Alignment2021-10-19T16:45:16+01:00

Carbon Steel vs. Stainless Steel: What’s the Difference?

Not all steel is the same. In fact, some steels don’t get along well together, this can be the case with carbon steel and stainless steel. What’s the difference between these two common types of steel – Cost -  Availability [...]

Carbon Steel vs. Stainless Steel: What’s the Difference?2021-10-19T16:45:24+01:00

Gasket Modification – why does this happen?

Gasket Modification –  why does this happen…..maintenance backlog, not aware of the implications of gasket modification, training, experience,  site culture. How do we stop this practice , would welcome comments, and yes it was a high hazard chemical processing site. [...]

Gasket Modification – why does this happen?2021-10-19T16:45:36+01:00

Bolt Lengths

Short bolting continues to be apparent in site surveys, site audits are raising the issues on aged and new piping systems. Check bolts for adequate length. This length should consider the presence of washers, nut height, and required thread protrusion. [...]

Bolt Lengths2021-10-19T16:45:45+01:00

IMECHE event in Newcastle…

Gary Milne, Academy Training Director, attended the IMECHE event - Quality and Competence in Pressure Systems - held at Newcastle United, including a stadium tour. The day had a great range of speakers, including HSE Regulation Directorate Perspective - Case [...]

IMECHE event in Newcastle…2020-06-12T10:57:34+01:00

What is the impact of Flange Surface Finish on Gasket Performance?

While non-metallic flanges such as glass and reinforced plastic are used for some services, most flanges are metal. Metallic flange surfaces can range from a rough casting to the smoothness produced by lapping. A critical and fundamental aspect of sealing [...]

What is the impact of Flange Surface Finish on Gasket Performance?2020-02-18T11:06:22+00:00

The importance of Lubrication

Friction has a tremendous impact on bolted assemblies,  a small portion of the applied torque (roughly 10 percent) actually results in useable bolt load available that ends up applied to the gasket; a majority of that torque is consumed by [...]

The importance of Lubrication2021-10-19T16:45:58+01:00

Academy of Joint Integrity supports SIAC process apprenticeship with specialist training programme

Middlesbrough-based The Academy of Joint Integrity is supporting the development of the next generation of Process Engineers in Tees Valley with a specialist programme of training for the Science Industry Apprenticeship Consortium North East (SIAC NE).   In partnership with [...]

Academy of Joint Integrity supports SIAC process apprenticeship with specialist training programme2020-01-31T10:08:37+00:00

The Academy and Flexitallic at CHEMUK 2019

Flexitallic UK Ltd to showcase innovative sealing solutions and accredited training courses designed specifically for the Chemical Industry at CHEMUK 2019.Flexitallic will showcase its innovative range of industrial gaskets and sealing solutions at the inaugural CHEMUK 2019 supply chain expo, [...]

The Academy and Flexitallic at CHEMUK 20192021-10-19T16:46:07+01:00