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Loss of Containment – Demand for Flange Management competency training increases for Academy of Joint integrity in South Wales, England

The Academy of Joint Integrity, part of The Flexitallic Group, is experiencing a growth in demand from industry in South Wales.

In recent months the Academy has supported an increasing number of COMAH facilities from the region with its specialist training programmes, in addition to servicing enquiries for a range of industries where Loss of Containment from process pipework prevention is a key safety issue.

The Academy provides a range of Accredited Flange Assembly/ Sealing Technology courses to support engineers and technicians involved in process pipeline installation and maintenance in sectors such as oil & gas, utilities, pharmaceutical and chemicals.

Well-established in South Wales, having trained technicians from the region for more than five years, its programmes are certified by a number of awarding bodies through recognised training frameworks including the ECITB Critical Bolting Units Route to Competency and Energy Institute (EI)-approved programmes.

The Academy’s specialist training is underpinned by extensive technical involvement with various standards committees including ASME/EI/EN ensuring courses are constantly updated with latest global standards.

To support the delivery of the training and effectively assess the competency of technicians, the Academy use its Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) approved training rig and the unique Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit.

The equipment enables technicians to gain practical hands-on experience of identifying and addressing sealing issues, while also viewing unique real-time graphics of the flange assembly process.

The Academy is operated by Cardiff Branch Manager, Craig Roberts, with training delivered by qualified training instructors with extensive site experience.

Gary Milne, Technical Director of the Academy of Joint Integrity, said: “Our bespoke approach to this specialist area of industry has helped the Academy develop a positive reputation in South Wales.

“Supported by our position as the only ECITB-accredited training provider for MJI Training and Testing Units in the region, we have experienced continued growth from a range of sectors and specifically organisations operating COMAH facilities.

“Designing and delivering training courses at the clients’ facilities has also provided key solutions to their on-site learning needs. Free Integrity Surveys underpin this offering along with the Application Engineering support provided for all Academy clients.”

For more information contact Gary Milne, 07770 233 001.