Bridgend-based company Zulu Join Integrity & Training Ltd is working at Hinkley Point C (HPC) to support the delivery of industry-approved and accredited training and assessment qualifications to help ensure the quality and integrity of bolted joints.
The company is supporting the MEH (MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning)) Joint Venture and is also assisting with joint integrity management support.
Zulu Joint Integrity & Training Ltd is an established, specialist, joint integrity management and training services company, with a strong track record of providing solutions and form part of the Phoenix Technology Group. Their mission is to assist clients with process safety, leak reduction and bolted joint safety issues to enable a safe and timely leak-free start-up and continued leak-free process operation.
Zulu Joint Integrity & Training Ltd offers a wide range of services, including:
- On-site joint integrity compliance audits and bench-marking site surveys
- Design and execution of joint integrity procedures that comply with regulatory compliance, industry guidelines and best practice
- Joint integrity management support for project commissioning, de-commissioning, shutdowns/ turnarounds
- Independent quality/flange inspection of bolted joints (particularly high hazardous processes)
- Flange tagging and flange register/database management
- Delivery of joint integrity training and assessment courses for bolted joint assembly principles in accordance with the following guidelines and training bodies (BS EN 1591-4:2013 and ECITB MJI10/MJI11).
- LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) services
- Specialist gasket and sealing product manufacture and supply/gasket technical support
Much of the training delivery is carried out at Zulu Joint Integrity & Training Ltd’s South Wales training centre in Bridgend, however, the team also has mobile capability to deliver any future training at site or any other location.
“Typically, we operate within the petrochemical, chemical and oil and gas industries. Not only is this the first time we have worked on HPC but this is the first time we have ever delivered our services to the nuclear industry,” said Zulu Joint Integrity & Training Ltd Director, Christopher Mellows.
“We are very proud of this fact as it demonstrates our growth into all industry market sectors. We hope that we continue to develop a trusted and transparent relationship with all associated HPC clients throughout the duration of the project to ensure that leak prevention of bolted joints meets the required regulatory compliance and that the competencies of all those working on bolted joints are demonstrated by completing the industry recommended training and assessment courses that we provide,” Mr Mellows said.
He said the support of the Hinkley Supply Chain team had helped in stay up-to-date with all the latest information and opportunities at HPC and recommended other companies hoping to secure work on the project signed-up to the supply chain portal.
He said: “We have received regular communication since we first registered with the Hinkley Supply Chain and the team also paid us a visit at our premises to discuss our services and potential support to the Hinkley Point C project.
“Using the team provides an opportunity to create new collaborations with other supply chain companies and also to develop a close working relationship in a supply chain that encourages collaboration to improve efficiency and increase innovation. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase a support services business, however large or small.”
Zulu Joint Integrity & Training Ltd prides itself on working with clients to identify, define and deliver innovative solutions to achieve a leak free start-up of plant, optimising skills and experience built up over the years.
The team is dedicated in working with our clients at every stage of their journey to ensure that they help raise the bar in terms of proving competence of their workforce (and contractors) and to reduce their environmental impact to achieve zero emissions and obtain a safe, leak free start-up of plant – improving safety, quality and environmental standards.
More information is available online at https://zulujointintegrity.co.uk.