T1 – Electrical Pressure Testing (Dielectric Strength Testing)

    Outline Content

    • Introduction
    • Electrical insulation
    • Safety requirements (including appropriate Electricity Regulations)
    • Insulation resistance tests
    • Flash testing
    • AC & DC pressure tests
    • VLF Testing
    • Partial discharge
    • Time Domain Reflectometry
    • Practical exercises & tutorials


    2 days

    Course Overview

    This course covers the theoretical and practical principles of pressure testing on high voltage distribution systems up to and including 15kV. It covers the different insulating material characteristics as well as the methods used to enable the pressure testing of high voltage equipment, including cables, switchgear, transformers and motors. The course strongly emphasises safety requirements and interpretation of test results.

    Who should attend?

    Electrical Engineers/Technicians responsible for carrying out or supervising high voltage pressure testing. It is recommended that candidates should be authorised to receive sanction for test documents before taking this course (see S8 course).

    Training Package

    This course is available as our TP3 package with the following courses;

    T2 – Earth Electrode Testing
    T3 – Transformer Design, Construction, Testing and Maintenance


    Candidates who successfully complete the course and the theoretical assessment will receive a Faraday Centre competence certificate. Candidates who fail the competence assessment will receive a Faraday Centre attendance certificate.


    £615.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

    All prices exclude VAT and are subject to revision without notice. Further dates can be added upon request, please contact us.

    Fees include

    • Candidate’s course notes (Electronic Version). If a hard copy is required there will be a nominal fee of £25.00.
    • Light lunch/refreshments
    • Competence assessment


    • It is recommended that candidates consider refresher training within a maximum of three years, subject to changes in rules, regulations etc.
    • The Faraday certificates are dispatched to clients after receipt of full payment.

    Service package

    The Faraday Centre Ltd can also assist with hotel accommodation; please refer to page 3 for further details.

    Please note: The service package is not included in the above fees.

    Payment terms

    Standard terms for The Faraday Centre Ltd. clients with established credit are payment in 30 days from the date of invoice. Otherwise, payment is required at least 7 days prior to the course commencement date.

    Terms & conditions

    This quotation is subject to the enclosed “Conditions of Sale”.

    Course Dates


    July 2022
    Tuesday 19 – Wednesday 20

    September 2022
    Monday 05 – Tuesday 06

    November 2022
    Monday 07 – Tuesday 08

    Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.