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ASME Training : Bolt Qualification “New” Program

Industry has experienced subsea equipment failures with bolts.  The BSEE link highlights the work conducted industry related to such failures.

https://www.bsee.gov/what-we-do/regulatory-safety-programs/offshore-safety-improvement/bolt-and-connector-failures

Bolting integrity and competency of technicians  for all subsea and surface application  flanges has been raised as a major issue in recent years. Understanding the quality of bolting materials and associated torque preloads required to meet pressure and tension /bending limits are essential to any flange connection.  Improved quality, reliability , integrity and Safety through Training and improved competency.

ASME recently developed a   “Training” program for bolting and can be referenced at :

https://www.asme.org/shop/courses/asme-training-development/bolting-specialist-qualification-program

The Training program may offer additional quality assurance to achieving bolt integrity to your next project.  Both links offer access to value resource data for this topic.

2 Comments

  1. Melissa Beck Melissa Beck
    August 23, 2016    

    Nice article

  2. August 23, 2016    

    Thanks Melissa for the comment.

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