Do you want to gain useful skills for the labour market or improve your qualifications? Then take advantage of our course in pressure vessel handling. The training in handling and filling pressure vessels is intended for people who are or plan to be professionally involved in filling gases and handling pressure vessels. Such training is required for jobs such as

  • refrigeration fitter
  • heat pump fitter
  • firefighter
  • hospital employee
  • spa worker
  • the food industry sector
  • divers
  • operation of paintball equipment.

Purpose of the course

The course prepares the participant theoretically and practically to independently fill and operate both equipment and pressure vessels. After such training, you can handle and fill gas cylinders yourself.

Our company offers the opportunity to obtain qualifications for filling and operating portable pressure vessels with gases such as:

  • Dissolved (acetylene)
  • Compressed (air, oxygen, argon, nitrogen, etc.)
  • Liquefied (fluorinated, nitrous oxide, LPG, ammonia)

What does the pressure vessel handling course cover?

On our training courses you will acquire not only knowledge but also practical skills. The courses will prepare you for the examination of the Office of Technical Inspection. Afterwards you will be able to operate and fill pressure vessels on your own.

Our trainings are consistent with the UDT programme. We cover such issues as:

  • Carrying out technical supervision of portable tanks
  • Testing and repair of portable tanks
  • Detailed information on gases
  • Container structures
  • Container parameters
  • Inspection activities during the filling of pressure vessels
  • Filling operations for pressure vessels
  • General health and safety recommendations
  • General fire protection recommendations

Operating and filling licences for pressure vessels

After completing our course and passing the examination of the Office of Technical Inspection, you will be qualified. You will be able to fill and operate pressure vessels. The qualification for filling cylinders depends on the type of exam. You can obtain a qualification for filling cylinders:

  • Liquefied, compressed or dissolved gases.

Why take a pressure vessel handling course with us?

Training done with us is a guarantee of high efficiency. Almost 100% trainees can be proud of passing the exam of the Office of Technical Inspection. In addition to training, our company provides the organization of the exam, which is an additional fee. Course price Includes practical and theoretical instruction and training materials. Qualifications for operating and filling pressure tanks and cylinders prove useful in many occupations. Among others, the licence for operating pressure tanks is mandatory for

  • Persons who install heat pumps
  • Hospital workers
  • Spa workers
  • Firefighters
  • Persons who work in the food industry
  • Operators of paintball equipment

Upon completion of the course and passing the examination, a certificate in filling and operating pressure vessels is issued. The certificate is valid for an unlimited period of time. In addition to the certificate, the trainee also acquires a qualification certificate from the Office of Technical Inspection. This certificate is valid throughout the European Union.

Types of tests to which pressure vessels are subject

Pressure equipment shall be subjected to periodic, operational and ad hoc post-accident or post-failure tests during its service life.

Periodic surveys:

Periodic inspections include pressure tests, internal and external inspections.

Pressure tests - generally used as hydraulic tests. In technically justified cases the hydraulic test may be replaced by another test or examination of a different type. This may be done in agreement with the authority of the relevant technical inspection body.

Internal inspections - visual assessment of the condition of the walls of the pressure equipment. Assessment of its detachable and non detachable connections and pressure and safety equipment. In technically justified cases visual examination may be replaced or supplemented by other tests. This may be done as for the pressure test with the agreement of the authority of the relevant technical inspection body.

External inspections - Assessing the condition of the pressure equipment from the outside. Assessment of accessories in accessible areas. Where possible, a functional check of the fittings and functional tests shall also be carried out.

In-service testing

The scope of such tests and the manner of preparing the equipment for them shall be determined by the authority of the technical supervision unit. It depends on the circumstances justifying their performance. They may be performed as:

  • pressure tests
  • internal or external revisions

They may be supplemented or replaced by another test. They shall be carried out at the request of the user of the pressure equipment, in particular when:

  • Changing the place of installation
  • Repair of pressure equipment
  • Modernization of pressure equipment
  • Replacement of equipment components
  • Change of type of supply equipment
  • The walls of the unit are damaged or leaking.