In hydrostatic pressure testing a liquid is used to check for leaks before putting a pressure vessel or pipeline into service. The liquid is pressurized within the pipeline or vessel to make sure that it can withstand the pressures of normal usage.
NiGen Offers Hydrostatic Pressure Testing for Pipelines and Pressure Vessels
In order to test, the pipe or pressure vessel must be filled with a liquid. The liquid used is typically water unless water will damage the pipe or vessel. To meet ASME hydrostatic test requirements, before the test begins, the high points of the pipe or vessel must have vents to allow any air to escape as water is added. All air must be cleared before the test can be completed.
NiGen International specializes in applications that leverage our on-site nitrogen generators for the pressure vessel and pipeline industry. We have provided services for thousands of miles of pipeline using the latest nitrogen membrane equipment available. We provide services for purging, pigging, inerting, drying/dehydrating, pneumatic testing, commissioning and decommissioning, chemical cleaning, and leak detection.
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Use of nitrogen for pressure testing effectively purges unwanted air and moisture, making the system ready to accept product once the testing has been completed. Click to learn more about NiGen’s pipeline maintenance services and how onsite nitrogen generators can help.
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