Hydrostatic Testing

Definition - What does Hydrostatic Testing mean?

Hydrostatic Testing is a test conducted on transporting channels and pressure vessels such as gas cylinders, pipelines, plumbing, pipelines, and fuel tanks to examine their endurance. Hydrostatic Testing usually consists of visual detection which may be carried out on a vessel such as a pipe. This is a common test conducted to verify the safety of the pressure vessels.

Petropedia explains Hydrostatic Testing

In many organizations, safety tests are frequently conducted to ensure that the workers have a safe working environment. This is also applicable in all the divisions of the oil and gas industry; upstream, midstream and downstream. Hydrostatic Testing is usually carried out to confirm the strength and tenacity of the vessels used to store or transport petroleum products. The aim of the test is to find out whether the vessels have any leaks or not. Vessels are filled with colored water so as to visually detect any leaks. Similarly, pressure loss is checked by shutting off the main supply and examining the vessel for any pressure loss. This is the most commonly used safety test to determine if the pipes and pressure vessels are safe for use by the employees.

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