Mechanical Engineering

ECITB SBT01: Assemble and Install Small Bore Tubing With Twin Ferrule Mechanical Grip Fittings

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £670.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates will be required to complete the ECITB PAM31 form prior to attendance.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of working safely and minimising risk at all times.
  • Understanding of how to plan and configure small bore tubing assemblies.
  • Understand relevant health and safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices and procedures.
  • Understand the terminology, techniques and practices for planning and configuring small bore tubing assemblies.

Course Content

  • Small Bore Tubing (SBT) systems overview
  • Health and safety
  • Use of engineering drawings
  • Environmental and/or corrosion issues
  • Tube and component identification, selection, storage and handling
  • Tube and component installation and maintenance
  • Tube and component assembly, disassembly, reassembly
  • Common do’s and don'ts
  • Differences between taper and parallel threads and how to identify both
  • Thread lubricants, sealants and tapes and how to use both correctly
  • Tube cutting, de-burring and bending

Practical exercises include:*How to correctly identify fittings/components from different manufacturers including sizing, material etc*Twin ferrule mechanical grip fitting assembly, disassembly and reassembly*Rolled offset calculating, marking up, cutting, de-burring and bending tube*Tube gain calculating, marking up, cutting, de-burring and bending tube*Installing a SBT run and associated components into existing SBT system and subjecting to quality control procedures


Delegates will undertake an ECITB multiple choice examination paper and practical trade test to demonstrate they have achieved the Key Learning Outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Further Information

Employers who are registered with ECITB may be eligible for ECITB funding support for this course. Please contact your local ECITB account manager.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel who have responsibility for the installation or inspection of small bore pipe work and fittings.


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