• BLJ In-situ Solutions Flange Joint Management Queensland

    Flange Joint Management Services

    Our highly requested Flange Joint Management package catered to each client’s needs

    Flange Joint Management Services

    Our highly requested Flange Joint Management package catered to each client’s needs

    Our Flange Joint Management Package

    Our most requested bundled service package is our Flange Joint Management Services.
    Each service package is tailored to client individual needs and provides a comprehensive Flange Joint Management service.

    A Flange Joint Management Service package will typically include:

    • Work Pack Development

    • Set up of Flange Register with each joint having a unique identification and referencing

    • All tooling and bolt loads identified and included in the Flange Register

    • Joints tagged before start of turnaround activities

    • Supervision and Technicians mobilised

    • QA & HSE Coordinator records all work carried out during the turnaround

    • Bolting and On-site machining equipment mobilised in customised 20′ containers

    • De-brief with client with all work documented for clients records

    Our Flange Joint Management Service allows our clients to better maintain and refurbish pressure vessels, bolted joints and valves. This will help in improving plant safety and the environmental performance of the plant.

    BLJ In-situ Solutions has an exemplary proven history of successfully carrying out its Flange Joint Management service, providing clients with a leak-free startup and a detailed record of activities carried out during the turnaround.

    All of BLJ In-situ Solutions services are supported by a robust Quality Management System and a Health, Safety and Environmental Management System.

    These systems ensure that the highest standard of service is continually achieved for clients and that environmental and safety legislative commitments relevant to the work environment and service provided are continually met.

    With 18 years remote area multidiscipline experience, BLJ In-situ provides high value solutions in a cost effective way, across industries and markets.

    Flange Facing Services

    Flange facing can be used for a multitude of applications. Traditionally it is used to re-machine flange or heat exchanger faces in-situ when they have become worn, warped or damaged. The newly machined surface then allows for an improved seal, preventing leaks. Flange facers can also be used for machining pump bases, crane pedestals, manways, or any flat surface that is contained within the swing of the machine.

    Flange Joint Management Services FAQ’s

    As a result of our specialised Flange Joint Management and Flange Facing services, BLJ In-situ Solutions has an excellent reputation as a Mechanical Maintenance and Shutdown Services provider. To learn more about our Flange Joint Management services, take a look at our FAQs below.

    What is Flange Joint Management?

    Flange Joint Management involves the systematic approach to ensuring the integrity and reliability of flanged connections in industrial piping systems. It includes activities such as inspection, maintenance, and optimization of flange joints to prevent leaks, improve safety, and enhance operational efficiency. Flanged joints are critical components in a piping system and are subject to wear and tear over time, so regular maintenance is crucial. At BLJ, we have specialised methods for accurately and precisely maintaining flange joints to minimise downtime.

    What is Flange Facing?

    Flange Facing is the process of machining the contact surfaces of flanges to create smooth and flat mating surfaces. It involves removing imperfections, such as corrosion, roughness, or damage, from the flange faces to ensure a proper seal when the flanges are bolted together. BLJ technicians perform field flange-facing services using specialised machines and tools.

    When is Flange Joint Management needed?

    Flange Joint Management is needed in various situations, including during the initial installation of flanged connections, regular maintenance intervals, system modifications or upgrades, and in response to leaks or integrity issues. It is essential to ensure the performance and reliability of flange joints throughout their lifecycle. Timely repair and maintenance of the flange can help plants avoid corrosion and leakages in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, and more. 

    What is the Flange Joint Management process?

    The Flange Joint Management process typically involves several steps. BLJ technicians start with an assessment of the flange joints, including visual inspections and measurement of critical parameters. Based on the assessment, necessary repairs or maintenance activities are identified, which may include flange facing, gasket replacement, or bolt tightening. After the repairs, the joints are tested for leakage using appropriate methods, and records are maintained for future reference and monitoring.

    What are the benefits of Flange Joint Management?

    Flange Joint Management offers several benefits including helping prevent leaks and associated safety hazards, reducing downtime and maintenance costs, extending the service life of flange joints, and enhancing overall system integrity. Proper management ensures compliance with industry standards and regulations, improves operational efficiency, and minimises the risk of environmental contamination.

    Why is hiring a professional essential?

    Hiring a professional for Flange Joint Management is essential to gain access to a qualified professional’s expertise and experience in handling flanged connections. At BLJ, all our on-site technicians possess knowledge of industry standards, best practices, and specialised tools required for effective maintenance services. They can accurately assess the condition of flange joints, identify potential issues, and perform necessary repairs or maintenance activities with precision, ensuring optimal performance and safety of the system. This efficiency translates into cost savings by prolonging the life of the system, reducing downtime and avoiding potential equipment damage caused by improper handling.

    Our Flange Joint Management Projects

    Curtis Island Flange Joint Management

    QCLNG Train 1 June / July Turnaround: BLJ was engaged by Shell (Curtis Island) to undertake a large site maintenance project which involved the isolation of the plant, machining 140 damaged flanges of varying sizes and then de-isolating the plant.

    Shell’s QGC venture is located on Curtis Island near Gladstone in Queensland and acts as one of the leading onshore natural gas producers in Australia. Tapping into the Surat Basin, this operation consists of over 3000 production wells, 6 processing plants, 25 field compression stations, 2 water treatment plants, all connected to a two-train LNG export facility. Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Train 1 is part of the two-train LNG development operated by Shell.

    Utilising BLJ’s comprehensive knowledge and experience in our most sought-after service, Flange Joint Management, 4 supervisors and 34 technicians were able to successfully maintain all 140 flanges which required attention. All site safety requirements and conditions were met by our dedicated team as they worked on flanges of all different sizes. Shell valued our efficiency and effectiveness in maintaining their Train’s flange joints.

    BLJ successfully managed to supply cost-effective maintenance solutions to 140 flanges including over 1000 broken joints. There were 0 leaks detected upon start-up – a commendation to our hard-working and dedicated team.

    BLJ In-Situ Solutions Curtis Island ING plant
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