Hydrostatic pressure testing expertise is at the core of HydroTech’s success. Bringing together advanced equipment and experienced technicians and engineering assures our success.

We comply with all current regulations, going above and beyond to ensure that your piping systems have structural integrity. Our advanced technology tests for strength and leaks, ensuring pipelines are safe for use.

HydroTech offers a complete line of services to test and ensure the safety of pipelines from the start.

hydrostatic test procedure

Hydrostatic testing works by using high pressure and pipes filled with water. Our team of expert technicians work together with your Engineering and operations teams to follow all ASME and API standards and practices to ensure your assets meet the highest internal and external standards. Additives are used to aid in visual inspection of the piping systems.

hydrostatic testing equipment

  • Cristal Nvision
  • Digital Deadweights
  • 10k lb+ Ratings
  • Barton Chart Boxes
  • Stroke Counting/Reporting
  • Full Inventory of L/R in House
  • Full Inventory of Test Headers in House
  • Advanced Triplex Systems
  • MAXPRO Test Systems

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What does a Hydrostatic Test Test for?

A hydrostatic pressure test is used to establish the pressure-containing capabilities of a pipe during pipeline commissioning. It is also used to check for leaks and determine the overall integrity and strength of pipelines during re-commissioning.

How is a Hydrostatic Test Performed?
  • In hydrostatic pressure testing, the pipeline is pressurized by a hydrostatic test pump, and the hydrostatic tester/operator measures the pressure to ensure that it remains stable. The pressure is maintained for a predetermined amount of time, and then the pressure is slowly released and the pipeline is visually inspected for any signs of leakage or damage. 
How Often is Hydrostatic Testing Done?

Pipeline hydrostatic testing is done on a periodic basis, depending on the type of equipment and the applicable regulations. Generally, hydrostatic tests are done every three to five years, but it can be done more or less often depending on the specific application and/or regulations. If you are located in the greater Pittsburgh area and looking for hydrostatic testing near you, contact Hydrotech Testing today for all of our pipeline testing needs.

What is the Difference Between a Leak Test and a Hydrostatic Test?

A leak test is a test performed to detect any leaks in a system, while the hydrostatic test procedure is performed to determine the strength and integrity of a system by subjecting it to a controlled pressure.


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