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ASME PCC-1-2013

Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly

Guidelines for Pressure BoundaryPublished on 12th November 2013 PCC-1-2013 replaces the second edition, published in 2010.

The bolted flange joint assembly (BFJA) guidelines described in this document apply to pressure-boundary flanged joints with ring-type gaskets that are entirely within the circle enclosed by the bolt holes and with no contact outside the circle.

Training, qualification and certification of joint assembly personnel and notes regarding qualifying flanged joint assemblers are provided in Appendix A.

ASME PCC-1 Appendix A, A-1.1.3 Qualification, states that:

“it remains the sole responsibility of the employer of the individual to determine the individual’s competency for the task assigned”

“No determination is made of an individual’s capabilities in applying that knowledge within a specific work environment or under actual working conditions”

ASME PCC-1-2013 Appendix A

Hydratight is the first company worldwide to achieve Qualification Organisation status from Lloyds Register Energy for the training, qualification and certification of joint assembly personnel to “ASME PCC-1-2013 Appendix A” and can offer the standard training modules as listed below

  • Training of Fundamentals
    • Bolting principles and hand torque tightening of flanged connections
    • 2 days duration
  • Powered Equipment
    • Hydraulic Torque Tightening & Bolt Tensioning of flanged connections
    • 1 day duration
  • Heat Exchanger
    • Hand/Hydraulic Torque Tightening & Bolt Tensioning of heat exchanger joints
    • 1 day duration
  • Special Joint
    • Hand/Hydraulic Torque Tightening & Bolt Tensioning of special joints such as:
      • Clamp connectors
      • Compact flanges
    • 1 day duration

Note: The above ASME PCC-1 Appendix A courses cover certified training only for non-employees in accordance with ASME PCC-1-2013 and not to full qualification level.

A detailed synopsis of each training course can be found within our Technical Training Synopsis document which is available for download.