Management and the importance of joint integrity (flange/bolt/gasket)
24th June 2011 - ABB Offices, Daresbury
The British and American pressure vessel design codes provide basic rules and equations for the design of bolted flanged joints, however, it immediately becomes apparent to anyone designing a flange for the first time that additional information is required from other sources before a successful calculation can be carried out.
There are many key factors to be considered in the joint design such as the type of flange, the gasket material and the type and grade of bolts. In addition correct assembly and appropriate tightening of flanged joints is essential to ensure safe performance and a leak tight joint.
This forum will seek to share some of the issues involved with the management and integrity of bolted joints. It will provide some useful guidance on the key factors to be considered when designing and assembling bolted joints.
We are also running an extra session - using the ‘Academy of Joint Integrity’ who will demonstrate the effects of different bolting configurations, tensions. lubrication etc, on the effectiveness of sealing. They will demonstrate this on their state of the art test rig. This is an optional session at the end of the presentation for those that are interested.
For further details please click on the flyer belowmanagement_and_the_importance_of_joint_integrity_24th_june_2011_ltf163a_.pdf