Expert On-Site Bolted Joint Seminars

International Bolting Technologies can bring your mechanics, technicians and engineers to a better understanding of the different methods and procedures used to control bolt tension and avoid costly bolted joint failures.

Seminars are designed with specific customer goals in mind. We offer seminars from 1/2 day Power Point visual presentations through 5 day bolting service company trainings with theory, hands-on practical sessions and testing to ensure that each participant understands the material covered and can implement the correct procedures and equipment operation in the field.

The shorter seminars are beneficial to bring everyone to a better understanding of the basics and common issues encountered when assembling bolted joints. Topics include

  • Basic Bolted Joint Theory
  • Structural Joint Definition & Examples
  • Tension Joint Definition & Examples
  • Methods of Controlling Bolt Tension
  • Failure Modes
  • The Limitations of Using Torque to Control Bolt Tension
  • Common Problems & Solutions
  • The Problem with Torque Tables

Longer seminars, from one to three days, allow for the inclusion of more complex issues that are encountered in the field and incorporate actual bolting demonstrations to experience first-hand the problems that commonly affect bolted joint integrity. Additional subject matter that is applicable to the customer’s continuing education plans may include, but is not limited to:

  • Bolt Quality Problems
  • Bolt Lubricants & Galling
  • Stainless Steel Issues
  • Bolt Relaxation
  • Elastic Interaction
  • Torque+ Angle
  • Bolt Tensioning Devices
  • Ultrasonic Bolt Elongation, Load and % of Yield Measurement
  • Proprietary Load Indicating Bolts
  • Tension Control Methods for Structural Steel Connections
  • Corrosion
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Vibration Resistant Products and Methods
  • Fatigue Failures
  • And Other Topics

There is no “standard” Bolting Seminar because each customer’s needs and requirements are unique. We will tailor a training to meet your specific applications and take into consideration the level of bolting experience and knowledge of your personnel.

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