FCL staff have accumulated extensive expertise in the design and fabrication of pressurised equipment though many years of hands-on experience.  This knowledge is available to those new to the industry and to those who want to expand their skill base through training courses designed to ensure that participants gain a practical understanding of the subjects covered.  Course material has been prepared to avoid industry dependence and therefore to remain as widely applicable as possible.  This approach has proved successful but courses aligned to a particular company’s requirements can also be provided on request.

Training is offered in the use of pressure vessel design codes such as PD5500, ASME Section VIII Division 1 and BS EN13445.   These standard courses are normally held at The Fielder Conference Centre in Hatfield, which is some eight miles from FCL’s offices.  Further details of the specific courses for which we are currently accepting bookings can be viewed via the training calendar button at the bottom of this page or the training calendar link to the right of this page.

Alternatively, bespoke courses can be provided for individual clients.  These courses are tailored to specific clients’ needs and often held within the clients’ own facilities.   However, if more convenient, these bespoke courses can also be held at the Fielder Centre or, should numbers permit, at FCL’s own offices in Hertford.   Please contact us at if you would like a quotation.

All courses offered are designed to help the individual find their way around each of the codes and are supported by worked examples prepared by hand and/or FINGLOW pressure vessel design software.  The objective is to give engineers an insight into the code rules such that they can confidently prepare independent calculations by hand and/or using the software.

FCL courses do not include tuition in the use of the FINGLOW pressure vessel design software.  For software training please use the link below to the FINGLOW software home page.

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