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Introduction to Pressure Safety - Module One

Pressure Safety - Module OneIf pressurised equipment fails when in use, it can lead to serious injuries, damage to property and harm to the environment. Each year in Great Britain alone, there are in the region of 150 reported dangerous occurrences involving an unintentional release of pressure, and around six of these result in fatal or serious injuries. Understanding what pressure is and how it works is the first step to reducing the risks associated with pressurised equipment. In this course we will explain what pressure is and look at the differences between static, dynamic and differential pressure. You will also learn of the various ways in which we measure pressure.

Approximate duration: 45 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • The different types of pressure
  • How pressure is measured
  • The different units used in pressure measurement
  • How a change in pressure can affect fluid temperature

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