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ASME PCC-1 Bolted Joints and Gaskets Design, Assembly, and Reliability Combo Course (Virtual Classroom)

Master bolted joints and gasket design, behavior and assembly principles per ASME PCC-1 2019.

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ASME PCC-1 Bolted Joints and Gaskets Design, Assembly, and Reliability Combo Course (Virtual Classroom)
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Schedule: Each of these courses from  9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day, with breaks throughout.

This course is a combination of “Bolted Joints and Gasket Behavior” (PD539), “Design of Bolted Flange Joints” (PD386) and “Bolted Joint Assembly Principles Per PCC-1 — 2019 ” (PD577). 

VCPD539 — Bolted Joints and Gasket Behavior

Gain an overview of bolted joint fundamentals, whether gasketed or not, including behavior and troubleshooting.  Participants will take a more detailed look at the latest development on gasketed joint assembly, torque factors, bolting patterns, and gasket behavior, tightness, selection and specification.  This course is intended for practicing design and manufacturing professionals involved in the assembly of electro-mechanical hardware components of any size. 

VCPD386  — Design of Bolted Flange Joints

This course specifically reviews the different flange types and facings used in pressure vessel and piping industries, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.  Participants are introduced to the various ASME codes and standards applicable to pressure vessels, piping and flanges and how to use them to design for internal and external loads. 

VCPD577 — Bolted Joint Assembly Principles Per ASME PCC-1 — 2019

This course will train and test bolting personnel at the supervisory level on the technological and practical problems of assembling bolted joints in large scale industrial applications.  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), and in-class demonstrations.  

Please see individual course descriptions for more information.

Who Should Attend

Engineers involved in the design, construction or maintenance of pressurized equipment utilizing flanged joints for the petroleum, refining, chemical, power, and process industries.

Practicing design and manufacturing professionals involved in assembly of electro-mechanical hardware as well as engineers and technicians in design and assembly operations. Two years of engineering experience would be beneficial, but is not necessary.

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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Patrick Cooper, P.E., has over 35 years of experience in the design, specification, maintenance and troubleshooting of process equipment within the petrochemical industry. He has held lead project engineering roles on several mega onshore and offshore oil and gas projects in North America, while at Shell. He provided machinery technical support to the downstream refining and chemical plants along the gulf coast. His upstream experience focused on facility and production design of offshore floating production facilities along with onshore heavy oil facilities. During his career at Shell, he developed and delivered several technical training courses for new technical professionals, globally.

Patrick brings his knowledge and experience of bolting and flange design to the classroom to share design and maintenance practices for achieving flange tightness after maintenance turnarounds and commissioning/startup of new production facilities. He is an adjunct instructor at Fletcher Technical Community College, delivering oil and gas production/refining courses. He has been a member of ASME for 37 years and serves on the University of Louisiana Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board, advising university staff on research and curriculum to address industry’s technical needs. 

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.

Jack Hawkins, P.E., has over 30 years of experience, primarily in technical roles of stress analysis and mechanical design of equipment and components.  While employed by engineering service providers, he specialized in stress analysis and code compliance of piping and pressure systems in the petrochemical industry.  Jack’s piping and pressure vessel work includes fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments of damaged equipment, design by analysis, troubleshooting and analysis of bolted flange joint connections, expansion joint design and analysis, and fire damage assessment of piping and equipment.  He has extensive experience in FEA analysis and has performed numerous finite element analyses of bolted connections, with and without gaskets.  Jack has served on the LSU (Louisiana State University) Capstone Review panel for over 20 years and as an alumni advisor for multiple LSU mechanical engineering Capstone projects. 


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