It is a type of pressure test that is used to determine if a unit can safely hold the pressure it is rated for.
The test may also be used to find leaks in things like pipelines and uses dyed water.
How is a hydrostatic test used in fraccing?
The test is used to test integrity or identify flaws of a pipeline. The test ensures that a pipeline will meet standards required to operate. In some cases the test can help predict how a leak may increase over time.
When is a hydrostatic test done?
A hydrostatic tests are used very frequently in the natural gas industry. A test is always performed prior to a new or repaired pipeline coming online.
The federal government has safety and operation standards the natural gas industry has to operate by. One regulation requires a gas pipeline be tested every 21 days.
Are there benefits of a hydrostatic test?
Yes, pneumatic tests are another common test used in the gas industry. However, using a hydrostatic test preferred because water does not compress unlike air at 70:1 ratio. This means that the test is more accurate because there is almost no variance that needs to be factored in the results.
Are our test different?
Our tests are performed according to the standards of the natural gas industry and federal government.
Where our tests differ is our attention to detail and use of the newest equipment and higher volume pumps. All of these aspects combined, allow us to complete test quicker and more efficiency without compromising the results.