Alltite Training Institute

Alltite offers certification and training courses tailored to your plant needs. Below are descriptions of the courses and certifications offered.

Description of Courses:

1 Introduction to Bolting - Designed for the purpose of introducing the trainee to the history of the bolted joint and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It will also cover section A-1 of the Proposed Appendix A of PCC-1-2013.

2 Design of the Bolted Flange Joint - Briefly introduces the trainee to the different forces applied during pre-load and operation. It also will discuss the different types of flanges and flange facings.

3 The Bolt - Educates the trainee on material differences, corrosion factors, Hooke’s Law, yield, elasticity, change of length, reuse of studs and the use of washers.

4 Lubrication - Examines the purpose, effect, application, limitations and contamination of lubricants. It also will educate the trainee on the difference between the coefficient of friction and the “k” factor, as well as how to derive the “k” factor.

5 Gaskets - This section educates the trainee on what is typically the most fragile part of the bolted flanged assembly. It will also cover the process of gasket selection, factors affecting gasket performance (creep, relaxation, etc.), different types of gaskets, differences in gasket performance and the tolerances recommended by ASME for imperfections and tolerances.

6 Achieving Axial Load - This section of the training can be adapted to suit assembler or engineer perspectives. It discusses the two most common methods of achieving axial load, how to calculate needed axial load and how to apply it through torque or tension.

7 Equipment - This is more than an infomercial on bolting equipment. This section introduces both assemblers and engineers to the differences in torque and tension equipment.

8 Assembly - Great for engineers and assemblers, this section discusses the entire assembly and disassembly process, ranging from alignment tolerances and seating surfaces to fastener preparation and, most importantly, bolting patterns.

9 ASME PCC-1-2000 and 2013 - For those assemblers that are familiar with bolting flanged joints, this course briefly explains improvements that have been made to ASME PCC-1-2013.

10 Pattern Explanation - This section of training will discuss ASME recommendations for using the five different bolting patterns and understanding their background research.

Certification Level Description
None 1 Hour Safe Use and Oper. of Torque Eq.
Assembly I 4 Hour Class with items 1,3,4,7,8
Assembly II 8 Hour Class with items 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Wind Tech I 8 Hour Wind-Industry-Specific Class
Theory I 8 Hour Class with items 1,5,6,9,10
PCC-1 Appx A 16 Hour Class with Items 1-10