Tuesday, 24 February 2015

What Do You Need to Know About Hydrostatic Testing?


The use of Hydrostatic Testing is great for detecting leaks and making sure the equipment in your workplace is safe to use by employees. This ensures the health and well-being of employees in an industrial environment, but also makes sure the equipment used on a daily basis is at a high standard and quality.

The process of Hydrostatic Testing involves taking a hose assembly and filling this with water, which is often dyed to aid in visual leak detection. This is done before taking it to a pre-specified test pressure. The test pressure is usually 1.5 times the maximum working pressure, which is then held for a set period of time. The measurements of time within this application and testing process are not the same for all testing that is done. This varies on the hose assembly; equipment and other factors that could make this differ.

Once the pressure has been set and the testing is under-gone, the hose is monitored and inspected to ensure that the pressure is held and its integrity is maintained. Many industrial companies provide this service, however Buckley Industrial’s custom built rigs with highly sensitive computer-aided tracking equipment. These allow them to apply the precise amount of test pressure for the assembly for the set period of time without any hassle. This enables them to detect even the smallest of leaks which aren’t visible to the naked eye. If you over-pressurise during this process, this may cause lasting damage to the structure and reliability of the hose.

If you’re searching for a reliable hydrostatic testing service for your workplace or other purposes, then contact this number: 01244 544 080 for one of the most advanced hydrostatic testing facilities available. Alternatively, you can email your enquiry to sales@buckley-industrial.co.uk

All of their testing is carried out in rubber lined troughs, clear of the floor, equipped with clear acylic lids to meet safety standards.


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