Instrument fittings – cone and thread

Where is the dividing line and where are high pressure fittings over 1,000 bar most often used? Come on this course and get to grips with the theory and practice around instrument fittings for pressures over 1,000 bar.

Are you often in situations where you are unsure whether your choice of instrument fittings should be compression fittings with double clamping rings? Or is the pressure in the system so high that high pressure fittings with a cone and thread must be used? And when should you select one above the other to have a safe and properly functioning installation?

The course leader will guide you through all the elements regarding the choice and identification of a given high pressure fitting, so you will have a firm grasp of when to use one before the other. When you are in control of these general issues and at the same time have learned when “cone and thread” must be chosen before an alternative, you will be able to make the right decisions, which have a crucial impact on the life, safety and operation of your installation.

On this course you will of course also be instructed in correct installation, use of special tools and how to determine threads and torques. You will also get to grips with how much pipework to use and how it is calculated, including practical exercises. You will learn best practice in both the selection and assembly of high pressure instrument fittings, as you will learn where things most often go wrong during assembly, so you are well equipped to avoid pitfalls in your day to day work.

The course ends with tips and tricks on how to perform troubleshooting and rectification on existing systems safely and quickly. We also review the placement of “weep holes” and taking precautions in connection with stoppages and work on or near active equipment under pressure.

The course will provide you with answers to the following questions:

  • When should you select high pressure instrument fittings?
  • How do you select the correct products?
  • Which certificates are available for fittings and pipes?
  • When should you select “cone and thread”?
  • What are the pitfalls that could occur during assembly?
  • What are the risks of mixing different materials?
  • How much pipework must be used and how is it composed?
  • How do you approach an active system under pressure to carry out maintenance and error correction?

The course lasts for one day.

Examination and documentation
The course day ends with an examination and is documented with a certificate.

Who can benefit from participating?
Anyone who works with fittings and pipes on a daily basis and/or designs tasks with fittings and pipes.

Date and price
The course is held continuously throughout the year. Contact for further information, date and price. Follow us on LinkedIn, where we will announce the dates of our next courses.