Hydrostatic Testing – Liquid Pressure

Hydro testing is a fitness-for-service assessment of the pipe, fittings and appurtenances in a pipeline. It is used to provide assurance for safe operation of new construction, replacement pipe/fittings and existing facilities.

Our facility offers the ability for students to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the hydrostatic testing of piping and fittings.

Lessons include:

Pre-test requirements:

  • Notifications and general information
  • Equipment
  • Air swab
  • Water quality
  • Water quality

Testing:

  • Safety exclusion zone
  • Test pressures
  • Test period
  • Examination & inspection
  • Results
  • Liquid disposal

Documentation:

  • Records
  • Hydrostatic test report detail
  • Filing hydro test records

Want to learn more?

The video (above) by aboutpipelines explains how hydrostatic pressure testing is conducted and how it contributes to pipeline integrity.

BP employees only: