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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Silly season is upon us!!

Yes folks, it’s that time again where we see multiple maintenance turnarounds within our COMAH industries (strangely all planned at the same time)… And that means only one thing; CLOWNS! 🤡 🎈 🔧 Recognise this chap? No neither do I but I’ve seen plenty of his type every year. You can’t miss him, although he

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We Help Prevent The Unthinkable

At Zulu Joint Integrity & Training Ltd, we specialise in mechanical joint integrity management, a critical aspect of ensuring safe and efficient operations in high hazardous industries such as nuclear, oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries as well as the utilities and renewables sectors. We support UK and global industry. Our services are designed to

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You Reap What You Sow…

To all the UK COMAH* registered sites that are NOT; 💀 Complying with regulations💀 Complying with industry guidelines and standards💀 Investing in mechanical joint integrity training and competency💀 Setting site entry JI standards for contractor labour💀 Using controlled methods of bolting💀 Willing to invest in Best Practice💀 Recording data and using flange management programmes💀 Putting

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Exciting Times

Due to expansion of our training services to UK industry we are pleased to announce that we are increasing our existing training and assessment team. We are looking for a Technical Trainer who will assist our Training Manager and training department in the delivery of industry approved mechanical joint integrity courses and certification. We will

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Congratulations

It’s always good to receive recognition for working safely and this month our client recognised the safe working practices of Steve Wellington who works at the Barry site as part of our team of QA/Joint Integrity Technicians. “Specifically Steve was awarded for highlighting and correcting an issue with incorrectly installed gaskets. He showed his knowledge

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Engineering Apprenticeships

Engineering apprenticeships allow people to gain the knowledge, skills and experience they need to embark on a successful career in engineering through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom learning. It’s imperative that mechanical engineering apprentices understand and absorb the underpinning knowledge required to make bolted joints in hazardous pressurised systems. Best practice and industry

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Supporting Bulk Storage Terminals

This year we continue to support UK bulk storage terminals with our joint integrity services; ✅ Industry approved competency based training courses✅ Gasket and sealing products✅ Technical support✅ Leak detection services (hydrocarbon/gas) Contact our team to discuss our full range of services; info@zulujointintegrity.co.uk01246 209680

Turnaround Ready?…

The UK refinery and chemical industry turnaround season is now upon us.. Thousands of bolted flange joints will be disassembled and remade in hazardous process areas across many sites. It still bewilders me that there are insufficient site joint integrity procedures to follow…and that the work is carried out by incompetent personnel…using uncontrolled methods of

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