Methods of Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic hose testing is a fantastic method that is used for detecting leaks within a range of flexible metal hoses, whilst also making sure the equipment in your workplace is safe to be use by employees. Not only does this ensure the health and well-being of employees in an industrial environment at all times, but also ensures that the equipment used during daily production is at a high standard and quality throughout the working day.

The process of testing a hose using hydrostatic hose 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.

Should you wish to learn more about hydrostatic hose testing, do not hesitate to contact your local hose management firm to discuss the various testing methods in more detail. They are sure to have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can prove useful in your search for the best testing method for the components in your industry.