This 55-minute course on Pressure Testing is positioned at the awareness/introductory level and is an optional precursor to working through Edition 3 of EEMUA Publication 168 A guide to pressure testing of equipment. On completion of the desktop version, immediate certification is provided for the registered user that launched or purchased the course. 

Completing this e-learning module, including the test at the end, is equivalent to 55 minutes of CPD.

The course covers:

  • When is pressure testing required and what does it demonstrate?

  • Risks and risk mitigation.

  • Pressure tests over the plant lifecycle.

  • Types of pressure testing.

  • Hazards in pressure testing.

  • Understanding stored energy.

  • Pneumatic testing.

  • Manufacturers’ vs On-site pressure testing.

  • Test operatives and training.

  • EEMUA 168 Competency Framework for Pressure Testing Personnel.

  • Duties and responsibilities under the Framework.

  • Qualifications and experience under the Framework.

  • A comparison of Pressure testing, Non-destructive testing, and Remote visual inspection.

  • Choosing to waive a pressure test.

  • Components and assemblies.

  • Carrying out a pressure test.

  • Essential elements of safe testing.

  • Corporate policy covering pressure testing.

  • Planning a pressure test.

  • Preparing for a pressure test.

  • Executing a pressure test.

  • Completing a pressure test.

The content in the Pressure Testing e-learning is also relevant to those who draw on related EEMUA publications, such as: EEMUA 177 Guide to the UK Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000); EEMUA 208 Guide to lifecycle management of pressure relief systems; and EEMUA 223 Pressure equipment testing after repair, modifications or re-rating: a guide to the Pressure Test Waiver.

The module will benefit anyone with questions on how to conduct safe pressure testing. It is aimed primarily at the operatives, supervisors and leaders managing and carrying out pressure testing at manufacturers’ works, repair shops and industrial sites. It is also relevant to engineering managers, plant operations managers and process safety managers.

Either completing (but not passing) or passing this e-learning course has no bearing on entry into any other EEMUA training course, but you may choose to take one or more as a natural progression.

This e-learning course is best viewed on a desktop computer that uses the latest version of one of the main web browsers and has a reliable broadband internet connection. A mobile app version for EEMUA Corporate Members, which provides both online and offline options for taking the course, is available for Android and iOS devices. Access details are provided by email on registration for the course.

Note: If you need to save or print your e-learning certificate, please remember to do this whilst you are in the course after the test.  

To take the e-learning training course:

EEMUA Corporate Members - please log-in, click on ‘Register’ and once authenticated click on ‘Launch’ to begin the course.

EEMUA Associates receive a 50% discount on e-learning. Please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Non-Members - please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Group bookings for EEMUA's e-learning training courses are possible at discounted rates. Please email us your requirements (including the number of learners and specific courses to be accessed) to and we will provide you with a quote.

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