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Course Title : Mechanical Joint Integrity Training & Technical Testing

Course Summary

  • The ECITB offers a method of training and validating skills in the specialist critical bolting area. Training courses, Work Based Task Assignments and Technical Tests cover isolations, dismantling techniques, inspection of components, alignment techniques and clamp connectors as well as assembly and tightening techniques in specialist critical bolting. These courses teach discrete, critical skills through approved training providers based on the ECITB Technical Training Standards.
Course Duration
  • Day 1 - Hand Torque Bolted Connection Techniques
  • Day 2 - Hydraulic Tension Bolted Connection Techniques
  • Day 3 - Hydraulic Torque Bolted Connection Techniques

Day 1 Course Content

  • This unit specifies the skilled performance expected of persons trained to dismantle, inspect, prepare, assemble and tighten flanged and clamp connector pipe joints using hand torque equipment
  • Health and Safety
  • Instruction and practice in observing health and safety requirements and approved working practices.
  • Prepare work areas for the preparation and tightening of flanged and clamp connector pipe joints
  • Prepare equipment for the preparation and tightening of flanged and clamp connector pipe joints
  • Prepare materials for the preparation and tightening of flanged and clamp connector pipe joints
  • Dismantle, inspect, prepare, assemble and tighten flanged and clamp connector pipe joints
  • Reinstate the work area after the preparation and tightening of flanged and clamp connector pipe joints

Day 2 Course Content

  • This unit specifies the skilled performance expected of persons trained to dismantle, inspect, prepare, assemble and tighten bolted connections using hydraulic tensioning equipment.
  • Health and Safety
  • Instruction and practice in observing health and safety requirements and approved working practices
  • Prepare work area for the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic tensioning equipment
  • Prepare equipment for the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic tensioning equipment
  • Prepare materials for the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic tensioning equipment
  • Assemble bolted connections
  • Tighten bolts using hydraulic tensioning equipment
  • Check integrity of assembled bolted connection
  • Reinstate the work area after the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic tensioning

Day 3 Course Content

  • This unit specifies the skilled performance expected of persons trained to dismantle, inspect, prepare, assemble and tighten flanged and clamp connector pipe joints using hydraulic torque equipment.
  • Health and Safety
  • Instruction and practice in observing health and safety requirements and approved working practices.
  • Prepare work area for the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic torque equipment
  • Prepare equipment for the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic torque equipment
  • Prepare materials for the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic torque equipment
  • Assemble bolted connections
  • Tighten bolts using hydraulic torque equipment
  • Check integrity of assembled bolted connection
  • Reinstate the workplace after the assembly and tightening of bolted connections using hydraulic torque equipment

Pre - requisites

  • Candidates must have a basic mechanical background preferably in pipe-fitting, mechanical fitting , mechanic, millwright, boilermaker and engineering craftsman trades

PPE Requirements

  • Safety footwear
  • Eye protection
  • Coveralls
  • Ear protection
  • Gloves
  • Safety Helmet

Work Based Task Assignments

  • A new approach to the workplace consolidation of knowledge has been developed; Work Based Task Assignments.
  • Each assignment lists the activities to be undertaken by the learner and validated by the supervisor.
  • Three work based task assignments have been approved by the ECITB:
    • Dismantle, Assemble and Hand Torque Bolted Connections
    • Dismantle, Assemble and Hydraulic Tension Bolted Connections
    • Dismantle, Assemble and Hydraulic Torque Bolted Connections