Mechanical Engineering

Flange Make Up and Bolting for Integrity: SCQF Level 6

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £880.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand safe working practices in relation to flange make up and bolting for integrity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare an area for work.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the removal, replacement and testing of components within a mechanical plant.
  • Understand the basic principles of flange make up and bolting for integrity.
  • Interpret the health and safety requirements related to Flange make up and bolting for integrity.

Course Content

  • Introduction to flanged joints, focusing on the energy and engineering industries. Types of flange, materials, sizes and pressure/temperature rating to BS1560-3.1/ ANSI B16.5 standards
  • Gasket types, applications, materials selection and identification, installation procedures and requirements
  • HSE & industry initiatives toward hydrocarbon leak reduction and staff training and competence
  • Piping classification methods and maintaining systems to design standard through correct material selection
  • Flange inspection, defect identification and rejection criteria, and repair methods
  • Flange make up procedures, bolt tensioning methods, control and management, using hand spanners, torque wrenches, hydraulic torque and tensioning equipment
  • Calculation of hydraulic pressures required to achieve desired bolt tension
  • Use of standards prepared by industry bodies


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Mechanical engineers and technicians who require to gain competence in flange make up and bolting for integrity.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 2 SCQF credit points. 

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