training & development
PD386 - Design of Bolted Flange Joints

PD386 - Design of Bolted Flange Joints

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019


Portland, OR, USA
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019




Length: 1 days    CEUs: 0.80    PDHs: 8.00

Providing a fundamental understanding of the design and behavior of bolted flange joints, essential components for pressure containment, this course covers the latest findings from the Pressure Vessel Research Council research on gasketed flange joints.  It also outlines new design rules being developed for the ASME codes. 

Participants will receive the textbook, Gaskets and Gasketed Joints, by John H. Bickford.

You Will Learn
 - The latest ASME requirements and methodology for flange design
 - How to design and analyze flange joints for pressure and external loads in accordance with the latest
 - ASME Codes and Standards
 - Identification of parameters that can affect flange leakage
 - Fundamentals of flange and gasket behavior

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

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

Save up to $1,440 by enrolling in PD601, a triple combination course consisting of this course (PD386), PD539, "Bolted Joints and Gasket Behavior", and PD577, "Bolted Joint Assembly Principles Per PCC-1 - 2013."

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD386
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Patrick Cooper, P.E., has over 30 years’ 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. While at Shell, he provided machinery technical support to the downstream refining and chemical plants along the gulf coast. His upstream project engineering experience focused on facility design from Shell’s New Orleans design office. During his Shell career he developed and delivered several technical training courses for new technical professionals.

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 college instructor delivering oil and gas production/refining courses. He has been a member of ASME for 36 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.
left column