Lloyd’s Register Energy has certified Hydratight as the first ASME PCC-1-2013 Appendix A qualifying organization following an audit from a team led by our UK Managing Surveyor for ASME inspection services.
In November 2013, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) updated the 2010 PCC-1 ‘Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly’ (BFJA). One of the significant changes is a comprehensive appendix defining the requirements for the training and qualification of bolted joint assembly personnel. Supporting this update, Hydratight opted to go a step further and seek external certification from a Review Organization, choosing Lloyd’s Register Energy for this role.
The third party audit took place after months of detailed preparation to confirm Hydratight’s comprehensive operational procedures and training and qualification programs are compliant with the new ASME PCC-1-2013 guidelines.
This formal certification of Hydratight’s policies and procedures confirms the organization's belief as being the very first world-wide to achieve such an accolade – and the only organisation that can qualify employees to ASME PCC-1-2013 standards.
“We were very pleased to have worked with Hydratight on this important change to ASME PCC-1-2013,” said Brian Minchin, Regional Manager for the South of the UK for Lloyd’s Register Energy Inspection Services. “The Lloyd’s Register EMEA team all worked very hard to certify Hydratight as a qualifying organization for the training and qualification of bolted joint assembly personnel, the first time the service has been delivered. Hydratight’s staff were responsive and helpful. In seeking out this certification, they have demonstrated their commitment to the ASME code.”
Wayne Dennis, Hydratight’s Director of Growth & Innovation, commented: “When leaks happen, they cost asset owners millions of dollars. All leaks can be avoided. We feel strongly enough about our service offering and our experience, that as an organization we elected to seek certification from a third-party agency to evaluate our compliance to ensure the best possible service and peace of mind is being provided to our customer base. This provides them with assurance that they will be working with a reputable and compliant company, which strives to ensure their facilities start up flawlessly and remain leak free from a Bolted Flange Joint Assembly (BFJA) perspective."