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This program is designed to train and evaluate a bolter’s ability to inspect, assemble, disassemble and tighten bolted joints in an effective and safe manner.

Through online courses and hands-on training, candidates will be able to understand and demonstrate the principles and practices of safe bolted joint assembly as outlined in Appendix A of ASME PCC-1: Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly.

Who Will Benefit This program is suitable for anyone involved in the assembly, disassembly or quality assurance of bolted joints.

Site Skills Training delivers the Hands-on Tool Demonstration and Testing in a one-day training session where the candidates will review, observe, and demonstrate actual tool handling and safety principles.

Candidates have 30 days to complete the hands-on training after taking the four online courses. The instructor will verify that the online courses have been taken before class begins.

Program Outline

I. Bolting Principles and Procedures

This training and assessment is designed to improve the candidates’ knowledge of the principles and procedures involved in bolting. It is delivered in four online courses with multiple choice reviews:

Part 1 Principles of the Bolted Joint and ASME PCC-1

Part 2 Flanges, Fasteners and Gaskets

Part 3 Putting It Together/Taking It Apart

Part 4 Bolting Safety and Tool Handling

After completing the four online courses and passing each multiple-choice review, the candidates need to submit an application to enrol in the Final Examination. In the application, candidates will be required to submit verification of at least 6 months of bolted joint assembly experience. Once this application packet is approved, they will be enrolled in the online Final Examination.

II. Hands-on Tool Demonstration and Testing

After passing the online Final Examination, candidates will be approved to attend the Hands-On Tool Demonstration and Testing.

This part of the program covers the practical application of the principles and practices to show if they can safely and effectively operate bolting tools and assemble functioning joints. It is designed to test and improve their skills. This section of the program can only be taken after successful completion of all four online courses and the Final Examination.

Training Method The program consists of four online modules and a hands-on training session.
Course Delivery Site Skills Training is one of only two Approved Training Providers of Bolting Specialist Qualification Program in Asia. We offer the Hands-on Tool Demonstration and Testing at our Clark Campus in the Philippines.
Completion Award

Candidates who successfully complete the online courses and pass the online final examination as well as hands-on instructor’s evaluation will receive the ASME Certificate for the Qualified Bolting Specialist.

*ASME does not make any determination of an individual’s capabilities in applying this general knowledge within a specific work environment or under actual working conditions. It remains the sole responsibility of the employer of the individual to determine competency for assigned tasks and work. It is not a certification.
Number of Students Maximum of 6