ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity

Hi-Force is approved by ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) for the provision of Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI) training courses in line with industry standards and practices.

Hi-Force’s ECITB approved Trainers have the technical and practical knowledge, and understanding to deliver these training courses. These in-house trainers have many years of “hands on” experience in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries (onshore & offshore), as well as Power Generation and a wide variety of construction industry applications, requiring bolted joint technology. They are, of course, also fully trained and competent in the use of the various mechanical and high pressure, hydraulic tools used to deliver the training courses, in terms of theoretical, practical and the required Technical Testing (TMJI) as specified and required by the ECITB, prior to the issue of a certificate of successful completion to the delegate.

The technical content of the MJI training modules will include:

  • Mechanical joint integrity (Flange and bolt materials, components, lubricants, dis-assembly, inspection and assembly)
  • Safe use of high pressure hydraulic equipment
  • General tooling maintenance
  • Correct tool selection

Hi-Force, as an approved ECITB Training Provider, will competently train all delegates that attend the training courses. All of these courses are most suited for delegates employed to carry out Mechanical Joint Integrity and Flange Management activities, that are or could be associated with potential work scopes to industry standards, or client specific requirements that follow industry guidelines.

Hi-Force can develop and provide training courses that will suit client specifications, if required and we will be happy to provide advice on any applicable industry standards. For further details please contact Hi-Force UK or the Regional Hi-Force Office or local Distributor.

Health and Safety is of paramount importance to Hi-Force, as we continuously strive to not only maintain the levels of competence of personnel in the bolting industry, but to further develop and improve these levels in order to reduce the potential risk of accidents or incidents wherever possible.

Hi-Force is a member of the ECITB and our Training School and Trainers are approved to deliver the following Training Courses and Technical Test Units.

Part 1 – Training - “Theoretical and Practical”

  • MJI10 Hand Torque Bolted Connection Techniques
  • MJI18 Hydraulically Tensioned Bolted Connection Techniques
  • MJI19 Hydraulically Torqued Bolted Connection Techniques

Part 2 - Technical Tests - “Theoretical and Practical”

  • TMJI10 Dismantle, Assemble and Hand Torque Flanged Joints
  • TMJI11 Dismantle, Assemble and Hand Torque Clamp Connectors
  • TMJI18 Dismantle, Assemble and Tension Bolted Connections (Hydraulic Tensioning)
  • TMJI19 Dismantle, Assemble and Hydraulically Torque Flanged Joints
  • TMJI20 Dismantle, Assemble and Hydraulically Torque Clamp Connector Joints

The Training and Technical Tests are provided as two separate elements of the overall course. The Technical Tests can be taken by the delegate, usually within 3 to 12 months, only after completion of workplace specific practical applications related to the new skills and knowledge obtained from the Training Course.

The ECITB training courses are fully documented and the details of the course content can be made available upon request.

The Future

Hi-Force continually monitors ASME and European standards and any changes that are introduced and implemented, will under guidance of the ECITB, be incorporated into our training modules and applied as required.

Industry Compliance

Hi-Force training modules comply with the following training standards and guidelines:

  • ECITB MJI & TMJI Training & Testing Units (UK & International)
  • Step Change in Safety Mechanical Joint Integrity Route to Competence Guidance
  • BS EN 1591-4-2013:- Flanges and their joints – Part 4 Qualification of personnel competency in the assembly of bolted connections of critical service pressurised systems
  • ASME PCC -1-2013:- Guidelines for pressure boundary bolted flange joint assembly
  • Energy Institute Guidelines for the management of the integrity of bolted flange joints for pressurised systems
  • BS EN 1591-1-2013:- Flanges and their joints – Design rules for gasketed circular flange connections – Part 1 Calculations
  • BS EN 1591-2-2008:- Flanges and their joints – Design rules for gasketed circular flange connections – Part 2 Gasket parameters
  • BS EN ISO 27509: 2012 Petroleum & Natural Gas Industries – Compact flange connections with IX seal ring
  • BS EN 1515-2:2001:- Flanges and their joints. Bolting. Classification of bolt materials for steel flanges, PN designated
ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity