MORE THAN A GUIDELINE..

Now in it’s third edition, this very important document describes the principles and best practice for the establishment of a management system for bolted joints in pressurised systems, including (but not limited to); ✅ Ownership and integration✅ The principles of joint assembly and disassembly✅ Controlled tightening of bolted joints✅ Critical assessment✅ Training and competency✅ Records,

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CAN Group

A big thank you to Gareth Scourfield and his team at CAN Group Pembroke for organising todays training at our Centre of Excellence where we continue to deliver the Valero Pembroke Refinery ‘Flange Bolting Basic Practice’ course – based on the latest ASME PCC-1 -2022 standard for mechanical joint integrity. Well done lads, I thoroughly

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All set up and ready to go..

Today we welcome the first group of several employees from CAN Group (Pembroke) to our Centre of Excellence where we continue to deliver the Valero Pembroke Refinery ‘Flange Bolting Basic Practice’ course – based on the latest ASME PCC-1 -2022 standard for mechanical joint integrity. I’ll be delivering todays course and I look forward to

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Back at it again!

It’s been a very busy start to the week and today I’m back in south Wales sharing knowledge and delivering training to the latest cohort from Pembroke Refinery’s mechanical contractor fraternity. Today we welcome employees from JENKINS & DAVIES ENGINEERING (Techno Engineering Limited) to our Centre of Excellence where we continue to deliver the Valero

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Phase 2

The second development phase of our Centre of Excellence near Bridgend, South Wales is well underway. In addition to managing and supporting our QA/flange inspection services for UK projects and turnaround events, this second phase will also allow us to double our capacity to deliver industry approved mechanical joint integrity courses (ECITB MJI10, ASME PCC-1

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AND SO IT BEGINS…

Let’s face it, we all knew that 2024 was going to be a very busy year for the UK’s process industries. Most of the major oil refineries and chemical plants have large turnaround events taking place between now and October (all at the same time it seems – but that’s another story). So, silly season

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🎄🎅🏻⛄️The gift that keeps on giving….all year round.

*Our new 36 page joint integrity handbook (complete with double sided flange gap tool). Perfect for all personnel working with bolted flange joints on pressurised systems. Inside you will find a wealth of information taken from the most up to date industry standards. Guidance on flange disassembly, flange bolt size & number charts, ring joint

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When the unthinkable happens…

Blog post by Christopher Mellows Four years ago my colleague and I carried out a compliance audit on a large chemical plant. Part of the audit was to observe working practices, to understand the culture of the organisation and to physically view and inspect a selection of bolted flange joints.For obvious reasons I cannot divulge

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When “that’s fine” isn’t fine….

When “that’s fine” isn’t fine.. | LinkedIn Here’s a recent article by Chris Mellows, Director of Zulu Joint Integrity and Training regarding flange make-up tolerances and why the phrase “that’s fine” often isn’t the case. Only too often our QA/flange inspection teams witness misaligned bolted flange joints. At our new Centre of Excellence, we deliver

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ASME

Did you know that ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) have revised the status of PCC-1 guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly? Written by many industry experts, the guideline status has been elevated to a standard and this is a gamechanger for our UK industries. This document uses the most up-to-date bolting principles for

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