Pressure Vessel Testing

Pressure vessel testing is a requirement

Pressure vessel testing is required to minimise the risks when working with systems or equipment which contain a liquid or gas under pressure. If pressure equipment fails in use, it can seriously injure or kill people nearby and cause serious damage to property.

All new and existing compressed air installations must conform to both the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Regulations and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR 2000).

All pressure systems larger than 250 bar/litres must have a “written scheme of examination” and a statutory inspection in accordance with the written scheme.

A “Written Scheme of Examination” is a list that details the inspection periods, safety devices and components associated with the system’s pressure vessels.

We can carryout Air Receiver Tests and Written Schemes on all compressors.

Employers have a further duty to consult any safety or employee representatives on health and safety matters. Where none are appointed, employers should consult the workforce direct.

Examples of pressure vessel systems and equipment are:

  • Boilers and steam heating systems
  • Pressurised process plant and piping
  • Compressed air systems (fixed and portable)
  • Pressure cookers, autoclaves and retorts
  • Heat exchangers and refrigeration plant
  • Valves, steam traps and filters
  • Pipework and hoses
  • Pressure gauges and level indicators

Principal causes of incidents are:

  • Poor equipment and/or system design
  • Poor maintenance of equipment
  • An unsafe system of work
  • Operator error, poor training/supervision
  • Poor installation
  • Inadequate repairs or modifications

Membership
We are members of The Garage Equipment Association (GEA), working together to deliver excellence.

Service Contracts
Regardless of the size of your business, we can give you the best service contracts for your workshop and garage equipment whether it be for installation, inspection, maintenance, breakdown repairs or calibrations.