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Bolted Joint Assembly Principles per ASME PCC-1 – 2019 (Virtual Classroom)

Identify the principles of joint design, assembly, and reliability per ASME PCC-1 2019.

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Bolted Joint Assembly Principles per ASME PCC-1 – 2019 (Virtual Classroom)
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$1,830 $895

Schedule: This course runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day, with breaks throughout.

Although the mechanical principles that make a screw or bolt work are elementary – the inclined plane and the lever – the proper application of those simple machine principles to seal a vertical joint or sustain a tower crane under stress, is extremely complex. For many years, there has been recognition of the need to train, test, and certify craftsmen prior to allowing them to work on significant industrial applications that may have safety and structural integrity issues.  This course trains and tests bolting personnel at the supervisory level on the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications.

You Will Learn To:

  • Describe the principles of joint design and reliability 
  • Explain the “nuts and bolts” of nuts and bolts
  • Explain the concept of “load” as a bolting goal
  • Describe ways to accomplish “load” (torqueing and tensioning)
  • Identify factors affecting proper “load” and how to compensate for problems
  • Identify the proper selection and installation of gaskets
  • Idenitfy familiar with bolting tools of all types
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various bolting methods and where to use them
  • Identify assembly procedures (bolting patterns, incremental tightening, etc.)
  • Explain work planning and preparation (tools, hardware, bolting plan, safety checklists)

Who Should Attend?

Practicing design and manufacturing professionals involved in assembly of electro-mechanical hardware components and engineers and technicians in design and assembly operations.  Engineers involved in the design, construction or maintenance of pressurized equipment utilizing flanged joints for the petroleum, refining, chemical, power, and process industries. 

Course Materials (included in purchase of course)

  • Participants enjoy interactive instruction, a student manual with resource materials (which includes a 1-year subscription to the most comprehensive on-line bolting library on the web), in-class demonstrations, and a half-day of practical application ending in a skills certification.
  • Participants will also receive digital access to ASME PCC-1 - 2019 Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly Standard for the duration of the course.
  • Digital course notes via ASME’s Learning Platform

Save up to $90 by enrolling in VCPD601, a combination course consisting of this course (PD577), VCPD539, "Bolted Joints and Gasket Behavior," and VCPD386, “Design of Bolted Flange Joints.”

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform.
Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course.

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Day One

  • The role of standards and the value of certification
  • Principles of bolting
  • Principles of Joint Reliability – Flanges, Fasteners and Gaskets
  • Principles of Torque Tightening
  • Principles of Tensioning (methods and tools)

Day Two

  • Dealing with corrosion
  • Planning your work and working your plan
  • Safety – first, last and always!
  • Bolting sequence, patterns and interaction
  • Multiple point torqueing/tensioning
  • Set up and familiarity with tools – safety in the shop
  • Practical application of the principles learned
    • Alignment and sequencing
    • Gasket installation
    • Hydraulic torqueing and disassembly
    • Hydraulic tensioning and disassembly
    • Mechanical tensioning and disassembly
  • Review and summary

John D. Lay is the Director of Training for Hytorc, the largest manufacturer of hydraulic bolting tools, responsible for North and South America. He has been involved in the teaching of both the theoretical and practical aspects of heavy industrial bolting since 2003 and has been involved in corporate training for over 20 years. John has assisted in the development of several multimedia courses that have been adopted as teaching standards for union apprentice programs in the millwright and pipefitter trades across North America. He is an Affiliate Member of ASME and brings a practical view of complex problems that can be understood by workers and non-engineers, yet withstands the rigors of quantitative review. He is a member of the ASME Bolting Specialist Qualification Program Advisory Committee. John is also an adjunct faculty member at Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service, for which he teaches the OSHA #7110 - Safe Bolting: Principles & Practices course.


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