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Flowstopping for Operatives

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2 days


Gas operatives and managers who may be required to undertake or supervise Flow Stopping operations on Gas Networks.


To provide the skills and knowledge to undertake safe and competent flow stopping operations on Metallic and P.E. Gas Networks up to 2 Bar.


On completion of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify correct methodologies for flow stopping operations
  • Construct, test, monitor and maintain flow stopping equipment
  • State the pressure limitations for equipment use
  • Undertake flow stopping operations for low pressure metallic pipe systems up to 300mm and low and medium pressure flow stopping for P.E. systems > 63mm
  • Content

    This course covers procedures, installation and use of flow stopping equipment and pressure limitations of equipment.


    Trainer led theory and practical sessions, followed by multi choice written assessments and practical assessments.

    NB. Participants must provide PPE appropriate to activities to be undertaken. Please see joining instructions for more information.

    “They are very flexible in their delivery and always willing to listen to any feedback from our apprentices.”

    Jacqui Woodward, Technical Programme Delivery Co-ordinator, United Utilities

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