Pressure testing of newly manufactured and installed pipework and pressure vessels is an essential part of ensuring that assets meet their operational requirements.
However, the number of reported failures indicate that current processes and available guidance relating to pressure testing are not adequate, both in factory and on site.
This course is designed for the specific needs of industrial clients that perform and/or witness pressure testing on vessels, pipework, valves and similar pressure system components. It will provide delegates with the essential knowledge of the methods, procedures and legal requirements applying to pressure testing, including hazard assessment and risk reduction relevant to Australian and International Codes and Standards, as well as industry codes of practice.
It outlines the responsibilities in relevant Codes and Standards, as well as using the British Health and Safety Executive’s Guidance note GS4 ‘Safety Requirements for Pressure Testing’ and how to meet those requirements. A review of case studies is conducted to demonstrate where ‘things go wrong’ and how to prevent such incidents in the future.
A significant emphasis will be placed on the ‘Test Supervisors’ roles and responsibility and the safe systems of work that must be in place.
The course provides the knowledge necessary to ensure pressure test are conducted safely:
- Understand code/standard requirements towards pressure tests.
- Review testing requirements of construction standards such as AS 1210, 1228 and 4041
- Understand overarching testing requirements of AS 4037
- Review testing requirements of construction codes such as ASME VIII Div. 1 and B31.3
- Review of various testing methods outlined in ASME V
- Review the British Health and Safety Executive’s Guidance note GS4 ‘Safety Requirements for
Pressure Testing’ as a document of good practice
- Develop pressure test procedures.
- The supervisor roles and responsibilities.
- Describe risk assessment and method statements for pressure testing.