Mechanical Engineering

Pressure Testing for Technicians

Duration:  1 day
Per Delegate:  £690.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand health and safety procedures and practices related to pressure testing.
  • Illustrate a knowledge of the basic principles of pressure testing

Course Content

  • Pressure testing definitions and general requirements
  • Proof testing, strength testing and reinstatement leak testing explained
  • Hydrostatic and pneumatic testing and their applications
  • National standards and HSE codes of practice relating to pressure testing
  • Hazards involved in pressure testing, and risk reduction measures
  • Testing standards, and acceptance or rejection criteria
  • Preparation for pressure testing, checklists, risk assessments, documentation requirements, instrument protection and system flushing, test equipment calibration (pressure gauges, chart recorders), and using appropriate test media
  • Marking up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)/Piping Isomentric drawings (ISOs) with test boundaries, preparing a test record pack establishing test pressure & duration requirements, and determining the maximum permissible system operating pressures according to piping class


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Further Information

This is a classroom based course, combined with practical training exercise to underpin knowledge gained.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Engineers and Technicians from a non-mechanical discipline who require an understanding and know-how of the fundamentals of pressure testing. Mechanical Engineers and technicians who wish to enhance their existing skills in relation to pressure testing.


City & Guilds 9841 Certificate.

It is recommended that all delegates who attend this course attend the Pressure Testing for Technicians Refresher training course every 4 years.

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