FLANGE MANAGEMENT

We offer engineering solutions to maintain the flange joint integrity. The solutions are tailored to your business, from single engineering calculation to multiple asset, enterprise level deployments. You can benefit from the complete assurance of independently verified bolt load calculations.

Benefits

  • Improved safety and environmental performance.

  • Reduced project/turnaround schedules.

  • Reduced resource requirements and costs.

  • Reduced pressure/integrity testing costs.

  • Increased productivity.

  • Improved profitability.

Standards provide guidelines to an asset owner for dealing with condition monitoring of flange connections during the management or operation of the pipeline system. Joint Assembly Records are needed for maintenance, pre-commissioning and commissioning phases. An asset owner specifies to what code the company must qualify. The Joint Assembly Record outlines all of the parameters required to perform the flange connection operation according the specified code.

We offer extensive technical knowledge to develop your Joint Assembly Records because we understand exactly what is needed to engineering durable and reliable flange connections and improve the flange joint integrity.

If you have 10 or 100.000 Flange Joints, we can generate Joint Assembly Records of all your joints. The documentation is done electronically so you can open, adjust and print each record separately for the next use.

It is recommended to have a supervisor during maintenance activities. A supervisor can provide the contractor information needed to keep the job safe and without unnecessary breaks. The contractor is escorted by the supervisor to the workplace and monitors the work methods.

The status of the flange joints of must be continuously recorded by supervision. It is essential to have well educated professionals to be able to supervise responsibly. The aim is to recognizing problems and obstacles in time to increase the flange joint integrity.

We can carry out supervision, but we also help asset owners to have supervision carried out by their own employees.

It is recommended to have inspection during the commissioning and operational phases. Inspection is necessary to check if the flange connections meet the requirements according to the Joint Assembly Records.

The performance of a pressurized, gasketed, bolted flanged joint, either standard or code designed, is measured in terms of its ability to remain leak free through all anticipated plant operations. When a leak occurs, whether minor or major, it is prudent and beneficial to perform a rigorous investigation to uncover the cause and understand why.

The condition of the flange joints of must be recorded/captured continuously using tests and inspection. It is essential to have well educated professionals to be able to those tests and inspection responsibly. The aim is to recognizing problems and obstacles in time.

We can carry out inspection, but we also help asset owners to have inspection carried out by their own employees.

To check whether the flange connections are closed in accordance with the agreed conditions, they must be assessed. Upon approval, the protocols can be used again at the next maintenance stop. If not, the flange assembly record must be be adapted.