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Further Information - Small Bore Tubing Systems Training


Who is this course for?

This Small Bore Tubing Systems Training course is for personnel involved in the design, construction and maintenance of small-bore tubing systems.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course.

How will this course benefit me?

This course aims to introduce, develop and increase learners’ knowledge and awareness of industry best practices for working on small-bore tubing systems.

How will this course benefit my company?

By ensuring you have the required knowledge and awareness of the design, construction and maintenance of small-bore tubing systems.

What standards are referred to in this course?

This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written according to industry best practices.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed each section, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the section and have a pass mark of 80%. Each section must be completed and passed in turn.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the importance of small bore tubing systems

• Explain the importance of hazard management

• Identify the importance of ‘standardisation’

• Identify different types of compression fittings and explain their function

• Describe the different components of fittings and the principles of compression fitting sealing

• Explain the considerations to be taken into account when selecting fitting components

• Explain the importance of deformation

• Describe the process for preparing compression joints

• Explain the process of tube cutting and the considerations that should be taken into account

• Explain how to secure the nut of a compression fitting

• Explain when and where an inspection gauge should be used

• Explain the use and selection of suitable thread sealant

• Explain why leak and pressure testing must be carried out

• Describe the different thread types that can be encountered

• Outline the differences between parallel and tapered threads

• Explain the importance of not mixing types and brands of fittings

• Identify the common problems and issues encountered in small bore tubing systems

• Describe how tube bending is carried out

• Identify the requirements for adequate straight length adjacent to the fitting

• Identify what determines the number of fittings in a system

• Describe the causes and effects of vibration

• Identify the considerations involved where there are components frequently installed and removed in a system

• Describe the procedures and practices that must be followed when reinstating a small bore tubing system back to its original condition

• Explain the importance of maintaining good tubing support

• Give an overview of industry best practice for supporting and routing of small bore tubing

• Describe optimal tubing design arrangements

• Identify examples of good and bad tubing systems

• Describe problem areas commonly encountered in tubing systems

• Give an overview of the main high risk areas for small bore tubing systems

• Identify the areas which should be checked during a visual integrity inspection

• Explain how to select the correct components

• Describe the checks that should be made during an installation

• Describe the best practice that must be followed for working with compression fittings and small bore tubing systems


End of course assessment with an 80% pass mark.

System Requirements

• 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