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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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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Lets clear the mist..

We’ve been asked the same question several times over the last few months, so I’d like to clarify a few things regarding the mechanical joint integrity scheme developed by ECITB Just by attending (and passing) an MJI10 course, does not make you competent. Competency is built upon many things including qualifications, knowledge, skills and understanding

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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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ECITB MJI10 Training

All set up ready to welcome our ECITB MJI10 learners at our Joint Integrity Centre of Excellence, Bridgend.