Course Overview

  • 4 Hours

  • All Levels

  • All Devices

  • Handbook

  • Quiz

  • Certificate

Description

You will encounter pipes and joints even if you are not working in an engineering related industry. Fluids must move within piping systems in a safe and efficient manner, and it is pipes, joints, and valves, that allow this to occur. But what are joints?

A joint can be welded, screwed, or bolted. This course covers the topic of bolted joints within piping systems. Specifically, you will learn about flanges, gaskets, and fasteners, which are the essential components of bolted joints. The course covers:

  • Flange Terminology and Nomenclature
  • Flange Types (welding neck, slip-on, lap joint etc.)
  • How Flanges Work
  • Piping Codes, Standards, and Specifications
  • ASME, ASTM, ANSI, ISO, EN, API etc. 
  • Pipe Types (seamless, welded etc.)
  • Pipe Ends (bevel, threaded etc.)
  • Nominal Pipe Size (NPS)
  • Pipe Schedule (thickness etc.)
  • Pressure Class (150#, 300# etc.)
  • Flange Materials
  • Flange Faces (flat face, raised face etc.)
  • Flange Surfaces (smooth, serrated etc.)
  • Concentric and Spiral Serrated Surfaces
  • Roughness (AARH, Ra etc.)
  • Gasket Types (soft, hard, composite etc.)
  • Fastener Types (bolts, studs etc.)
  • Weld Types (butt, fillet etc.)
  • Non-Destructive Testing (types and applications)
  • And lots more!

This is an ideal course for anyone working in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, or Chemical Engineering industries, but it is also useful for any working engineer (flanges are everywhere!).

The course is suitable for people just starting their career, or as an efficient refresher for old hands. 

The course comes with a downloadable PDF handbook and downloadable Quiz Booklet.

You can claim your certificate after completing the online quiz.

So, what are you waiting for? Start learning about flanges now!

Curriculum

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  • 2
    Flange Defining Factors
    • Flange Defining Factors
  • 3
    The Need for Standardisation
    • The Need for Standardisation
    • Regulatory Organisations
    • Insurance
    • Codes, Standards and Specifications
  • 4
    Pipes and Piping
    • Pipes and Piping
    • Piping Systems
    • Pipe Types
    • Pipe Ends
    • Pipe Sizing History
    • Nominal Pipe Size (NPS)
    • Diameter Nominal (DN)
    • Larger Pipe Sizes
    • Pipe Wall Thickness
    • Schedule (SCH)
    • Flange Schedule
  • 5
    Defining A Flange
    • Defining A Flange
    • Flange Pressure Class
    • Flange Pressure Class Examples
    • Determining Pressure Class
    • Pressure Class Tables
    • Pressure Class Table Examples
    • Flange Pressure Class Effects
    • Flange Dimensions
    • Flange Material Selection
    • Flange Materials
  • 6
    Flange Faces
    • Flange Faces
    • Plain Face/Flat Face (FF)
    • Raised Face (RF)
    • Ring-Type Joint (RTJ)
    • Flange Face Summary
  • 7
    Flange Face Surfaces
    • Flange Face Surfaces
    • Surface Finish
    • Smooth Flange Surface Finish
    • Serrated Flange Surfaces
    • Concentric Circular Groove Surfaces
    • Spiral Groove Surfaces
  • 8
    Roughness and Surface Finish
    • Roughness and Surface Finish
    • Roughness Average (Ra)
  • 9
    Gaskets and Sealing Agents
    • Gaskets and Sealing Agents
    • Gaskets
    • Soft Gaskets
    • Hard Gaskets
    • Composite Gaskets
    • Screw Thread Sealing Agents
  • 10
    Nuts and Bolts
    • Nuts and Bolts
    • Bolting Criteria
    • Bolts
    • Nuts
    • Washers
    • Bolting Procedure
    • Alignment
  • 11
    Flange Types
    • Flange Types
    • Welds
    • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
    • Welding Neck Flange
    • Slip-on Flange
    • Socket Weld Flange
    • Lap Joint Flange (LJF)
    • Threaded Flange
    • Blind Flange
    • Flange Types Summary
    • Special Flange Types
  • 12
    Final Thoughts
    • Final Thoughts
    • Final Quiz
  • 13
    Resources
    • Piping Flange Fundamentals Handbook
    • Piping Flange Fundamentals Quiz Booklet