Used by businesses to test the safety of pipes and equipment (whether they carry air, water, oil or gas), this type of testing is used to detect leaks and weaknesses, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and safely. If you're new to the process, this blog post will explain the "ins and outs" of the test and why choosing a specialist service is often far preferable to attempting the run tests in-house.
What is hydrostatic pressure testing?
In some cases the water will be dyed to make detecting leaks easier. In other cases, the system will be closed and the water will be shut off while the pressure of the fluid is observed. If the pressure drops, it's highly likely that the pipe is not structurally sound and most likely has a leak. This can be detected by searching for areas where coloured liquid has escaped from the system.