Quadco performs hydrostatic testing by pressurizing vessels such as pipelines and gas cylinders, to both verify integrity and detect leaks. These tests involve filling the vessel or pipeline system with a liquid, usually water, which may be dyed to aid in visual leak detection. The vessel is then pressurized to a specific test pressure and monitored for any pressure loss. The location of a leak can be visually identified more easily if the test liquid contains a colorant. Overall vessel integrity is typically determined by measuring permanent deformation of the container.
Hydrostatic testing is the most common method employed for testing pipes and pressure vessels. These tests help maintain safety standards and ensure the integrity of a vessel or pipeline system over time. Testing of pressure vessels for transport and storage of gases is very important because such containers can explode if they fail under pressure. Quadco is capable of shop and field testing up to 15,000 psi.