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Who is this course for?
This Pressure and Leak Testing Training course is for Production Operators
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role
How will this course benefit me?
This course aims to provide the knowledge and techniques for carrying out pressure testing and leak testing in the workplace, the course consists of 5 sections:
Section 1: Introduction to Pressure and Leak Testing
Section 2: Leak Testing and Pressure Testing Methods and Associated Hazards
Section 3: Preparing a Leak Test
Section 4: Carrying out a Leak Test
Section 5: Test Pressure and Test Documentation
How will this course benefit my company?
By ensuring you have the knowledge and techniques for carrying out pressure testing and leak testing in the workplace
What standards are referred to in this course?
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
Section 1: Introduction to Pressure and Leak Testing (5 minutes)
This module will introduce the learner to the course and will emphasise the importance of leak testing of disturbed joints on hydrocarbon systems prior to returning to service.
• Recognise what leak testing is used for
• Recognise what pressure testing is used for
• Identify systems that require to be pressure or leak tested
• Identify the risk mitigation measures which should be taken while carrying our pressure or leak testing
• Recognise the risk of working in oxygen deficient atmospheres
Section 2: Leak Testing and Pressure Testing Methods and Associated Hazards (10 minutes)
This module will discuss the various methods of leak testing, and pressure testing of vessels and pipework, and will also consider the hazards associated with hydrostatic and pneumatic testing.
• Identify various methods of pressure / leak testing
• Recognise what is meant by the terms ‘proof testing’ and ‘strength testing’ in relation to pressure vessels and pipework
• Recognise the differences between, and the risks of, using water as a test medium compared to pressurised inert gas
Section 3: Preparing a Leak Test (15 Minutes)
This module will provide information on planning a leak test, the use of P&IDs, valve line-up checklists and task risk assessment
• Recall why valve checklists should be used when planning a leak test
• Identify the requirement for task risk assessments prior to leak testing
• Identify the main hazards during leak testing
• Recall the information required when planning a leak test
• Recognise the documentation that can be used to identify test boundaries
Section 4: Carrying out a Leak Test (15 minutes)
This module will discuss the practicalities of leak testing on site, the safety precautions required, and how pressure is applied incrementally.
• Identify the pre-use checks that should be carried out on equipment used for leak testing
• Identify the equipment required for leak testing
• Recognise when a nitrogen intensifier pump can be used
• Recall why Helium is used as a trace gas
• Recall when a HeliTest leak detection device should be used
Section 5: Test Pressure and Test Documentation (15 minutes)
This module will consider test pressures and how these are controlled below design pressure, in addition to discussing the compilation of test documentation prior to handover to Operations
• Identify why associated systems should be considered during leak testing
• Identify PSV ratings
• Identify how tests should be recorded and the information that should be included in test certificates
• Identify the specifications that can be consulted to identify design pressures
Section 6: Accumulator Charging
• Recall the functions of a hydraulic accumulator
• Recall the charging procedures for hydraulic accumulators
• Recall who is responsible for charging and maintaining hydraulic accumulators
• Recall the checks required to maintain the safety of hydraulic accumulators
Exam in the e-learning course
• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
• Minimum browser size – none
• Audio – requires device speaker or headphones
This course is CPD accredited. Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. www.cpuk.co.uk
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s Chartered body for safety and health professionals. The IOSH brand stands for excellent products, high-quality standards and thought leadership in safety and health. IOSH approval means that the course content contains relevant health and safety information, courses are pitched at the appropriate level and meet the highest standards for trainer competence and course quality.