Pressure testing

Understand the requirements for pressure testing of piping systems and learn about the whole pressure test process from planning to execution and record keeping.

6 hours

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Pressure testing
£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat


Understand the requirements for pressure testing of piping systems and learn about the whole pressure test process from planning to execution and record keeping.

Pressure testing is an important non-destructive examination technique, required by most piping codes for new, repaired or modified piping. 

Pressure testing ensures that the fabrication and installation has been carried out correctly and is safe for operation, however, the pressure test itself can be a major risk if not properly planned and executed. 

This course aims to inform those responsible for pressure testing about the process so that they can plan and carry out the testing in a safe manner. 

You will learn about why testing is important, as well as the types of testing, equipment and documentation that are used for tests. The whole process is covered, from planning and preparing to carrying out the test and post-test activities.

Course content

Session 1:

  • Introductions
  • Theory (basic / failures)
  • Types of tests
  • Test equipment

Session 2:

  • Documentation
  • Before the test
  • During the test
  • After the test
  • Safety
  • Codes and regulations

How will I benefit?

After attending this course you will be able to: 
  • Identify pressure test requirements
  • Know which regulations relate to pressure testing and where to find them
  • Understand the difference between hydrotest and pneumatic test
  • Understand risks and hazards associated with pressure testing and identify suitable mitigation
  • Understand and identify test equipment
  • Plan and execute a safe pressure test
  • Create test documentation
  • Identify equipment required for the test 
Contributes 6 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Why do pressure testing
  • Types of failures
  • Types of pressure testing
  • Pressure test calculations
  • Regulations and standards
  • Health and Safety of pressure testing
  • Test Equipment
  • Test Documentation

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Pressure Testing

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    6 hours
  • Location:
    Online, London
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, E

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Available dates for Pressure testing

6 hour course

02 Nov 2021 12:00 - 18:00 Two 3-hour sessions: 2 & 3 November 2021 at 13:00 - 16:00 GMT
09 May 2022 09:00 - 15:00

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