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Northern Alberta Section

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February 2020 Event
A.R. Thomson: How to Achieve Total Sealing Integrity

A.R. Thomson Group is a fluid sealing solutions provider with end-users throughout Canada for over 50 years and is a proud member of ASME. They were established in 1967 as a regional manufacturer and distributor of gaskets and other fluid containment products. With the rapid growth of oil and gas production, petrochemical, oil refining and pulp and paper industries, their manufacturing facilities expanded to meet the increased demand for these products.
This presentation will provide an overview of how to achieve ‘Total Sealing Integrity’ through the application of best practices in material selection and installation procedures for bolted joint assemblies including:

   • Effects of Stud/Nut Lubrication and Re-Use
   • Proper and Improper Bolting Procedures (Star Pass vs. Single Pass)
   • Through-Hardened Washers
   • Torque vs. Tension

The presentation will include an interactive hands-on experience providing real-time data through the use of A.R. Thomson’s Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit (FADU) where participants will be able to see live results of elastic interaction, bolt cross-talk, gasket compression, cold flow and creep relaxation (audience participation will be encouraged). This will be followed by a brief tour of A.R. Thomson’s manufacturing facility.

About the Presenters:
Dean McLean – Business Manager of Sealing Products at A.R. Thomson Group.
Dean started his career in Fluid Sealing products 36 years ago and is currently an affiliate member with ASME and the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA). Dean has attended ASME Bolting and training courses (Design of Bolted Flanges, Bolted Flanges & Gasket behavior, Bolted Joint Assembly Principles) and visited numerous manufacturing facilities around the globe. He has also provided numerous training courses in both Best Practices for Installation and Total Sealing Integrity, featuring the Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit (FADU).

Tim Cozens P. Eng – A.R. Thomson Group Engineering Manager
ASME member, FSA member – A.R. Thomson Group

Tim has attended various ASME bolt assembly training courses and is in the process of becoming an ASME PCC-1 Bolting Specialist. Tim has visited numerous manufacturing facilities around the globe with a focus on manufacturing technology, quality control, and new product development. He has developed his technical expertise in various products manufactured by A.R. Thomson Group including gaskets, metal hose, expansion joints and oilfield sealing components, through product development and engineering for application.

Attendance for this event is restricted to 20 people, so please book early to avoid missing out!

Thank you to AR Tomson for hosting this event with all proceeds going to the ASME Northern Alberta Section.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -  5:00 – 8:00 PM
   • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Social Hour & Registration – A.R. Thomson will provide pizza, sandwiches & refreshments.
   • 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation and Facility Tour

A.R. Thomson Group
10030 – 31 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T6N 1G4
(See Map)

Pricing & Registration:

Member Price: $35.00

Non-Member Price: $40.00

Student Member Price: $15.00

Student Non-Member Price: $25.00

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