Pressure and Leak Testing



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Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to explain the dangers posed by pressurised systems and the essential safety considerations for planning pressure-testing and leak-testing operations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the term ‘pressure’ and how it is measured
  • Explain why pressure testing is conducted on plant and equipment exposed to high pressure
  • Explain the relationship between operating pressure and test pressure
  • List the legislation applicable to pressure testing
  • Describe the potential hazards of pressure testing
  • Explain why planning a pressure test is essential
  • Explain the pressure test procedure document
  • Identify the different pressure test methods
  • Explain the difference between pressure testing and leak testing
  • Explain how risks are controlled
  • Identify the requirement for a permit to work
  • Identify the competency requirements for personnel involved with pressure and leak testing
  • Explain how to inspect the test equipment
  • Describe the use of pressure gauges and their position in pressure testing
  • Explain the purpose of isolation in pressure testing
  • Identify the need for pressure safety valves and the importance of their positioning
  • Explain how to assemble the test equipment correctly
  • Explain why venting during hydrostatic tests is carried out
  • Describe the safety measures implemented before pressure testing begins
  • Describe the selection of the test medium
  • Identify the precautions and the monitoring requirements during pressure build-up
  • Describe the leak testing process
  • Provide an understanding of the depressurisation techniques required after pressure testing
  • Describe the disassembly of the test assembly
  • Identify the hazards involved with using nitrogen
  • Understand the hazards and precautions when working with compressed gas cylinders

Additional Information

  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
  • Language: English
  • Knowledge Check: 26 Questions Final Assessment

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers


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