Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Hydrostatic Testing

To ensure your hose assemblies are in correct working order, there are fewer techniques more efficient for this than hydrostatic testing.

Testing by eye can be a tricky procedure and can often result in less than accurate results, meaning there could be a disruption in the assembly which remains incognito and a threat in the long term. By undertaking hydrostatic testing on your assembly, you can be assured of highly accurate results.

At its simplest definition, hydrostatic testing involves filling your hose assembly with water until it achieves a pressure which is fifty percent over the standard regular working pressure. This enables testers to inspect whether or not the hose is able to withstand such an exertion as any leaks or imperfections will noticeable.

It is not advised however, that you undertake this procedure yourself and especially so if it’s your first time in inspection and testing. Specialist help is recommended as not only can they do the test to the finest degree but they can also provide you with the information that you may need.

In addition, opting for specialists has its benefits in that they will be able to undergo tests with the best in technology that will be able to provide highly accurate figures and results. This means that instead of relying purely on the naked eye, you can gauge any distinct dangers posed by excessive pressure.

The equipment available to you in specialised facilities is top of the range with many being customisable to very specific testing parameters. Once your tests begins, the testing pressure will be routinely monitored to see if there is a loss in quality over time in your assembly.

It’s vital to not undergo testing purely by eye as some leaks can go unnoticed and deteriorate further over time, leading to an unwelcome surprise when the minor drip becomes a major issue. Not only can this cause a problem to the workplace, it can also be an excess when it comes to the cost of replacement.

So, if you’re unsure of the longevity of your hose assemblies, be sure to consult specialists who will be able to guide you through the steps of hydrostatic testing.
 

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