THE TTE Technical Training Group has entered a relationship with The Academy of Joint Integrity to offer specialist pipeline integrity training programmes.
The Academy of Joint Integrity is part of the FDS Group (Flexitallic, Novus Sealing, Sealex, Siem Supranite, Induseal and AGS Flexitallic) and includes several of the most visible players in the global sealing industry.
The day-long programmes, which will be delivered by academy personnel at TTE’s industry-leading training facility in Middlesbrough, support skills development of mechanical engineers and technicians operating in the process and offshore energy sectors.
The academy’s training programmes are designed to increase competencies to ensure pipeline integrity through the reduction of joint leakage that can result in workers being injured and, for example, hydrocarbon releases which are viewed as precursors to major incidents.
Accredited by the Energy Institute, each of the seven programmes focus on specific areas of pipeline integrity.
Subjects range from the assembly of hand and hydraulic bolted flange connections to the management of joint integrity for pressurised systems.
Courses can also be mixed and matched for a tailored approach, if required.
The training will take place in TTE’s recently refurbished Dorman Long Building, which is utilised by skilled technicians from the UK and overseas to work towards respected industry-relevant qualifications.
Among its specialist facilities is a CompEx Mechanical Training Unit, which is for the up-skilling of technicians and engineers working in hydrocarbon environments. TTE is an accredited CompEX training provider with extensive experience in delivering electrical installation and maintenance training in the UK and around the world.
John Taylor, business development manager at The TTE Technical Training Group, said: “This new relationship between TTE and the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of gaskets and seals will further enhance the delivery of standardised training for those involved in joint integrity.
“TTE works closely with industry to ensure personnel are equipped with relevant and up to date skills and qualifications to meet the challenges of their sectors. As such, TTE has invested in the development of the Dorman Long Building, which, as part of our wider training provision in Middlesbrough, exceeds the requirements for the delivery of these programmes.”
Alex Lattimer, commercial director for The Academy of Joint Integrity, said: “We are delighted to work with TTE to run these programme through their high quality technical training facilities, which reflect the standard of the training the Academy delivers.
“The skills and accreditation provided by these programmes form an essential part of the competence assurance process for personnel working on mechanical joints.”