Hydrostatic testing is the term known throughout an extensive range of industries as a means of determining the quality and fitness level of a service component, which is subjected to a varying degree of pressures during daily use. After a successful test, the hose or pipe will be expected to safely perform as intended during a normal operation. The level at which a hose or pipe is deemed successful for service will increase as the pressure applied during the test process increases also.
The hydrostatic test not only benefits a new component within industrial machinery, but will benefit a component that has been in use for quite some time. Taking a hose or pipe that has been in service for some time out and performing a hydrostatic test will allow you to save money in the long-term. However, there are some slight limitations when using a hydrostatic test to revalidate a hose or pipes longevity. These limitations most commonly come under the economic and technical umbrella.
These limitations are apparent as you are removing a hose or pipe from its daily service, which means a brief loss of that service during testing. For some companies or businesses this can be incredibly detrimental to finances. In fact, it is quite difficult to think of a company or business that wouldn’t suffer from removing hoses or pipes from service. However, briefly removing hoses and pipes from service to perform a hydrostatic test can save a significant amount more time and money than leaving it all to chance.
A reliable and experienced hose management and testing company in your area will be more than happy to supply a company or business with information on hydrostatic testing, and will discuss the benefits of the testing process and why it is so important for machinery and equipment to have their components tested.