Joint Integrity Masterclass



BVAA is working very closely with new member ‘The Academy of Joint Integrity’ to offer Valve User readers a Joint Integrity Masterclass, to be held at the Academy’s state-of-the-art training centre in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire on Tuesday 29th January 2013.

Spanning 9am~4pm, the Masterclass will cover:

Life Cycle of the Bolted Connection
• Legislation specific to pressure Systems and PED
• Training and Technical Update – European Legislation
• International Standards – Training and Competence
• ASME Updates – Latest Initiatives

Selecting the correct Sealing Element for Valves and Associated Pipe work – Gasket Types
• Typical issues with Valve Installations –

Installation/ Tightening Practical Workshop – Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit
• Procedures and Practices specific to Assembly and Tightening
• Torque and Pre load
• Tagging / Audit Trail
• Failure Mechanisms – Root Causes

Factory Tour – Flexitallic – Manufacturing and Application team

Delegates will also be given a hands-on practical demonstration using the Academy’s Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit (FADU). The demonstration will highlight the importance of correct bolting procedures through the Academy’s clear, easy to interpret load monitoring software.

Gary Milne, Technical Training Manager for The Academy of Joint Integrity, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer this Joint Integrity Masterclass to BVAA. This event will provide a useful platform for engineers and training professionals to discuss latest Technical Standards specific to Joint Integrity. Legislation recognises that ‘Mechanical joints have the potential to cause serious injury, with competence related failures being one of the main causes of loss of containment, accredited training programmes to national standards are having an effect on such incidents in reducing Human Factor related issues.’”

To book a place at the Masterclass contact Karen@ bvaa.org.uk. The cost is £235+vat BVAA Members, £350+vat non-members.

The Academy is exhibiting at VALVE WORLD, 27-29th November 2012, Dusseldorf, Germany, Hall 3 - Stand 3D87

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 23


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