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Pressure Testing of Mains and Services < 2 Bar Including Anchorage

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1 or 2 days depending on Client requirements


Gas operatives and managers who are required to undertake or supervise, Pressure Testing of Mains & Services on Gas Networks.


To provide the skills and knowledge to undertake safe and competent Pressure Testing of Mains & Services in Gas Networks up to 2 Barg.


On completion of the course candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of pressure testing of gas networks for both mains & services
  • How to calculate test requirements for mains & services (MP & LP) 
  • How to install standpipes & pressure gauges
  • How a network is pressurised, tested and de-pressurised
  • Failure of a pressure test
  • Recording of test activities
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydrostatic & advanced acoustic pressure testing


This course covers procedures associated with testing of Gas Networks to give candidates a fundamental understanding of the engineering principles that are applied to pressure testing.


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


Trainees will require safety footwear, gloves, eye protection and flame retardant overalls for use during practical exercises.

“Utilise were the first in this sector to access external funding packages to assist trainees to achieve their qualifications. Most recently and yet another first, Utilise has helped Morrison to develop a First Line Manager programme linked to a Team Leading NVQ which has seen over 140 Morrison employees achieve this benchmark qualification.”

Glen Tymon, Skills Development Manager, Morrison Utility Services

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