To supply delegates with the skills and knowledge required to successfully carry out a pressure test.

Delegates must have a proven craft background.

Course Duration
1 day

Maximum Number
6 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio/visual presentation and practical demonstrations.

One to one assessment using practical demonstrations.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive NETA certificate of attendance.

Please Note: NETA certificates have an advised expiry of 3 years from date of issue.

Additional Information
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On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

    • Prepare for a pressure test

    • Carry out a pressure test

    • Depressurize a system

    • React in a safe and controlled manner in the event of a leak

    • Know the equipment requirements in carrying out a pressure test


Primarily a hydro-static testing course but we do discuss the increased inherent hazards associated with pneumatic testing compared to hydro-testing


    • Health and Safety at Work Act

    • Management of HASAWA

    • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

    • Pressure Systems Regulations

    • Unintentional Release of Pressure

    • Manual Handling

    • Pressure Equipment Directive

    • Safety in Fluid Power Systems

Pressure Testing

    • Theory and practical aspects of pressure testing

    • Common thread descriptions, BSPP, BSPT, NPT

Testing with Different Mediums

    • Advantages/disadvantages of different types of test medium

Test Types

    • Overview of various types of test and why they are required


    • Legal requirements and best practices


    • Prepare and perform a hydro-static pressure test
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