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This course will enable a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of a bolted flange.

Cost: $990 plus tax



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January 8 and 9, 2019 (in English)

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February 20 and 21, 2019 (in English)

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This course will enable a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of a bolted flange, an essential component of pressure equipment. It will provide you with the tools according to ASME PCC-1 to minimize possible leaks related to ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.47 standard flanges and to respect provincial environmental standards.



This course will present an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of all available methods according to ASME PCC-1 and the opinion of the Codes (ASME B16.5, ASME B16.47, ASME B16.20, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, CSA Z662, ASME Section VIII Div 1 / Div 2). Note: Please note that since the publication of its 2016 edition, ASME B31.3 requires bolting procedures and qualified bolters based on the principles of ASME PCC-1.




Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:


  • Identify the main causes of leakage at the ASME flanges.
  • Determine the torque to be transmitted to the bolts to reduce the risk of leaks.
  • Understand the “opinions” of key codes (ASME B31.1, B31.3, ASME Section I, ASME Section VIII, Div. 1, CSA Z662, etc.)

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Trainer: Hugo Julien

Hugo Julien graduated from l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (1997) in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Manufacturing. He is a member of the following professional engineering associations: Quebec (OIQ), Ontario (PEO), British Columbia (APEGBC), Alberta (APEGA), Saskatchewan (APEGS), and Newfoundland/Labrador (PEGNL).

Mr. Julien began his career in the field of pressure equipment and storage tanks, as Designer and Quality Manager at HC Vidal Ltd. (1998 to 2002). He then worked as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec Inc. (2002 to 2007). Since 2007, he has been the Mechanical Integrity Advisor at GCM Consultants.


An active ASME member, he is also a certified API 510, API 570, API 571, and CSA W178.2 Level II (CSA B31.3, ASME W47.1/W59, CSA Z662 and API 650) inspector.

He is the founder and head of Linkedin’s Stationary Equipment Integrity Technical Group which has over 3000 members world-wide.

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