Navigator Terminals

We’ve been supporting UK bulk liquid and gas storage terminals for several years and our teams have been delivering industry approved mechanical joint integrity training to Navigator Terminals since 2021. Today our Jodi Annette is delivering the first of three days training to teams at their Thames terminal – the largest bulk liquid terminal in the UK by throughput

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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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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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“Green skills cannot exist without the Black trades”..

This is quote from our friend and champion of skills training in South Wales, Chris O’Callaghan. And he is absolutely right. “Black trades” encompass various skilled trades that involve physical labour and craftsmanship – remember that term ‘CRAFT’ ? We certainly don’t seem to hear it enough these days. These trades involve hands-on essential engineering

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Supporting Welsh Industry

The importance of having the necessary engineering skills for the future carbon capture and hydrogen network industries in Wales cannot be overstated. The UK government has outlined ambitious plans for carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS), as well as hydrogen deployment. These sectors have the potential to create thousands of jobs. Skilled engineers are needed to design, build, and operate

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MP Welcomes Skills Initiative

Engineering Companies Join Forces to Elevate Industry Skills Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon, welcomed two pioneer engineering companies to his constituency office this week with skills improvement at the top of the agenda. ‘The Skills Academy’, a Port Talbot based, centre of excellence training facility for the development of welding and fabrication skills and

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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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Wednesday 21st February

Another great day sharing knowledge and discussing all things ‘joint integrity’ with more Tata Steel UK apprentices. Hands-on learning is a powerful approach that actively engages learners by involving them in practical activities. Apprentices play a crucial role in any industrial workforce, and learning the correct way to make bolted joints is essential for several reasons: ✅ Safety: Properly assembled

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A great start to the week..

Today we welcomed Mechanical Engineering Apprentices from Tata Steel UK to our Centre of Excellence near Bridgend, South Wales. We are dedicated to providing theoretical educational and practical experience to aspiring engineers, ensuring they are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their careers. Today we delivered the EN 1591-4:2013 standard for mechanical joint

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Tuesday 6th February

We have been supporting bp and Briggs Marine for nearly nine years and to continue our ongoing training programme for their UK bulk storage terminals, our Jodi Annette visits the Buncefield terminal at Hemel Hempstead to deliver our industry approved joint integrity training. Often overlooked (in terms of mechanical joint integrity) bulk storage terminals are

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