Marcem Australia deliver an accredited flange management training program based in their purpose built facility in Perth or on site anywhere in Australia.

Through its partnership with Challenger Tafe, Marcem delivers the course PMASUP245A - Break and make flanged joints using hand tools.

Marcem also deliver a level 2 course compliant with ASME PCC-1.

Courses can also be tailor made for individual client needs.

Course Level/Duration

  • Level 1, 1 Day - Manual Torque Equipment and Basic Theory
  • Level 2, 2 Day - Includes Hydraulic Equipment and additional advanced Theory

PMASUP245A Course Content

1.0 Plan and prepare for job

  • Identify work requirements
  • Inspect job site
  • Confirm isolations have been completed to standard
  • Confirm hazard controls
  • Coordinate with appropriate personnel
  • Select appropriate tools
  • Check calibration and certification of tools as required
  • Complete checklists and records as required


2.0 Break flange in accordance with flange management procedure

  • Prepare tools, drip trays, and so on with appropriate care
  • Connect any required drain lines
  • Undo nuts in accordance with procedures
  • Split flange and drain pipe as required
  • Identify any skills escalation required
  • Manage open pipe
  • Complete checklists and records as required


3.0 Inspect flange and components

  • Assess cold pull and refer if required
  • Assess degree of misalignment and refer if required
  • Clean and inspect flange surface both front and back
  • Check studs and nuts
  • Confirm compliance of components and refer as required
  • Identify any problems and take appropriate action


4.0 Make flange joint in accordance with flange management procedure

  • Select appropriate gasket
  • Check all components are to specification
  • Apply lubricant as required
  • Complete initial assembly of joint
  • Insert blind as required
  • Attach drain if required
  • Re-check the gasket
  • Re-check alignment
  • Tighten using appropriate hand tools to procedure
  • Use torque calibration charts as required
  • Complete checklists and records as required


5.0 Finish the job

  • Make a final check of joint alignment
  • Organise required checks
  • Confirm joint integrity as required
  • Complete checklists and records as required