Verify Pressure Vessel Performance
Hydrostatic testing helps evaluate the integrity of vessels that are used under pressure. The hydrostatic test can locate leaks, verify performance or confirm the durability of pressure vessels that undergo testing. The hydrostatic test procedure includes filling the test piece with water or oil, then removing air before pressurizing the vessel. The test can also be performed by filling the piece with air while it is submerged under water. The test piece is completely examined for any leaks or changes to its shape.
Although hydrostatic pressure testing is considered a nondestructive test, failures can occur when the test piece does not meet performance or durability specifications and may render the piece unusable.
Let Laboratory Testing Inc. evaluate the reliability of pipe, tubing, and coils used under pressure with our hydrostatic testing service. Our lab is equipped to perform hydrostatic testing up to 10,000 PSI of pressure. Although the hydrostatic test can be performed by filling the test piece with water, oil or air under water before it is pressurized, LTI most often performs hydrostatic testing with water. This is a very efficient and reliable process, and is the lowest price for our customers of the three methods.