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PD577 - Bolted Joint Assembly Principles Per PCC-1-2013

PD577 - Bolted Joint Assembly Principles Per PCC-1-2013

Pricing and Availability

This course's price: and is available in Boston MA, New Orleans LA and Houston TX.



Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

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 which may have safety and structural integrity issues.  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 will 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), ahd in-class demonstrations.  Participants will also receive the ASME PCC-1 - 2013 Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly codebook.

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
 - Become 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.)
 - Become familiar with work planning and preparation (tools, hardware, bolting plan, safety checklists)

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

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. 

Save up to $1,440 by enrolling in PD601, a combination course consisting of this course (PD577), PD539, "Bolted Joints and Gasket Behavior," and PD386, “Design of Bolted Flange Joints.”

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD577
  • Language: English


David E. Lay, BA, MBA, is the Director of Training for Hytorc, the largest manufacturer of hydraulic bolting tools. He has been involved in the teaching of both the theoretical and practical aspects of heavy industrial bolting since 1992 and has been involved in corporate training for over 25 years. David is the author 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. David is a member of the Post-Construction Standards Committee and the Bolted Flange Joint Subcommittee of ASME, which recently created the PCC-1-2010 “Guidelines for Pressure Vessel Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly” document.

Chris Krantz (BS, MS) is the Training Manager for Hytorc. With more than a decade of hands-on experience in all facets of industrial bolting, particularly in the petrochemical area, he brings a unique combination of practical and theoretical experience to the subject of bolted joint integrity. His expertise extends beyond the nuts and bolts to the design and application of data and learning management systems in support of plant and process controls.

Chris is the key qualifier/inspector/trainer and advisory group member responsible for vetting Authorized Training Providers under the new ASME Bolting Specialist Qualification Program. This innovative blended-learning approach to assembler qualification has benefitted directly from his design ideas for testing centers and competence evaluation criteria. He teaches the ASME “Principles of Bolted Joints per PCC-1-2013” (ASME PD577) and is the principal instructor for the OSHA Training Institute “Safe Bolting: Principles and Practices” (OSHA #7110) course. Chris brings a practical and approachable feel to his classroom that makes the technical aspects of joint assembly more clear and understandable to both engineers and senior maintenance personnel.
Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Boston, MA, USA
Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017


New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 14, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017


Houston, TX, USA
Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018


Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 24, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.
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