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Hydrostatic testing - liquid pressure

Pressure gauge

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



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



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