Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Course

Description:  Classroom and Practical instruction on testing and repair of the RPBP, DCVA, PVB, SVB, AVB, and Air Gap.

Duration:     1 week

Written Exam (multiple choice) covering the following

  • Principles of Hydraulics and Backflow
  • Cross Connection Identification
  • Identification and Degree of Hazard
  • Indiana Code and Regulations
  • Agency and Consumer Responsibilities
  • Backflow Prevention Assemblies (BPA)
  • Application
  • Installation Requirements
  • Design
  • Components
  • Operation
  • Diagnostics
  • Field Test Procedures
  • Record Keeping/Reporting
  • Lab Practical Exam
  • Demonstration of Field Test Procedures to a Proctor-Oral
  • Demonstration of AVB, Barometric Loop and Air Gap
  • Diagnostics of Assemblies through simulated failures
  • Condition
  • Malfunction
  • RPZ       Leaking 1st Check valve, Leaking 2nd Check valve, Malfunctioning Relief Valve,  Leaking  2nd Shutoff—-Direction of Flow and Backpressure
  • DCV     Leaking 1st Check valve, Leaking 2nd Check valve, Leaking 1st Shutoff,
  • Leaking 2nd Shutoff—-Direction of Flow and Backpressure
  • PVB      Leaking Check Valve, Malfunctioning Air Inlet, Leaking 1st Shutoff,
  • Leaking 2nd Shutoff
  • SVB     Leaking Check Valve, Malfunctioning Air Inlet, Leaking 1st Shutoff,
  • Leaking 2nd Shutoff