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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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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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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