Ensure your Instrumentation Engineers avoid potential fitting failures with a course on correct fitting assembly and material selection.

Learn to specify and install efficient, safe and leak-free small bore tubing systems.
Suitable for fitters, technicians and maintenance personnel, this course gives hands-on training to help your organisation save time, reduce overheads and increase safety.
This training program covers the following topics:

  • Tube identification
  • Tube specification: wall thickness, materials and hardness, tube preparation, storage and handling
  • Tube bending methods: spring back, tube gain, offset
  • Fittings identification: size, material and heat code traceability
  • Correct make up procedure
  • Identification of different makes
  • Practical demonstrations and test

Small bore tubing systems are used extensively in a wide range of industries, ranging from fluid instrumentation systems in processing plants to laboratory equipment. Yet choosing the correct tube materials, tube sizes, fixtures and fittings to suit a particular application, and securing high integrity leak-free connections, can sometimes prove daunting to inexperienced users.

SBEx courses are run by professionally-trained and equipped Parker Sales Companies and distributors.


Parker's SBEx training methodology includes Q/A sessions, small group discussions, review sessions, hands-on practical exercises, tests, role-playing and guided practice with feedback.

Unlike traditional training programmes, which simply demonstrate how to assemble a tube fitting correctly, SBEx courses can be tailored to suit individuals' needs. This will result in higher integrity tubing systems and safer product installation.

The course is typically held at customers' premises and lasts 6 hours with a maximum class size of 6 per session.

We offer the following SBEx training courses:

  • Low Pressure SBEx (A-LOK)
  • Medium Pressure SBEx (MPITM, Phastite)
  • High pressure Cone and Thread SBEx (Autoclave Engineers)
Following the completion of a practical test, certificates are awarded to the
successful participants. Required retraining period is 2 years.

Please note: The SBEx training programme is generally in accordance with the UK Oil & Gas Operators Association (UKOOA) Guide for the management, design, installation of small bore tubing systems – EN directive number 0852932758.
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Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd
Instrumentation Products Division Europe
Pottington Business Park
Barnstaple EX31 1NP
United Kingdom
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Parker Hannifin Manufacturing
Instrumentation Products Division Europe
Whitemill Industrial Estate
Republic of Ireland
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Parker Hannifin Manufacturing
Instrumentation Products Division
1005 A Cleaner Way
Huntsville, AL 35805
Tel: 001 256 885 3800
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Instrumentation Products Division
16101 Vallen Drive
Houston, TX 77041
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