How To Use A Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Machine
A Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Machine is used to evaluate the strength of a structure and its ability to withstand hydrostatic pressure. This type of testing is important before any building or structure is erected for anyone. It can prevent damage to the building from leaks and cracks and also identify any existing structural defects in the building. It is a very important test to perform before any construction is carried out. It is one of the most demanding types of tests carried out and usually has to be done on structures that have an important connection to the ground such as buildings, bridges and tunnels.
There are many types of Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Machines available and they are manufactured by many different companies. The most commonly used type of this testing equipment is the Hydrostatic Pressure Tester (HPT) machine. The machine consists of two main sections; the hydrostatic chamber and the propane tank. The chambers contain water and either potassium or sodium percolate, which when applied to a concrete support can demonstrate the amount of stress it will withstand before rupturing or failing.
Another common type of hydrostatic pressure testing machine is the Portable Hydrostatic Pressure Tester (PHPT). This is a much smaller version than the HPT machine and is used when assessing a small section of pipe. The PHPT uses a non-invasive approach using high-pressure pumping, which can assess the capacity and strain of any given section of pipe without requiring the use of expensive and intrusive testing equipment.
There are also many hydrostatic pressure testing machines that are specifically designed to inspect drainage pipes. These pipes are installed at various points around a building or structure and these pipes are examined to identify any potential leakages. Drainage pipes are often difficult to detect so the use of a hydrostatic pressure testing machine can help to identify any problems with these sections of piping. This method can then be used to remedy any leaks.
A final type of hydrostatic pressure testing machine is the Sealed Lead Acid Flooding Test. In this procedure a sealed lead acid bottle is placed inside the hydrostatic chamber. The sealed acid in the bottle is charged with a small amount of discharge gas. The machine will then duplicate the effect of an acidic flood by subjecting the hydrostatic chamber to the equivalent of 5 liters of the corrosive substance. The sealed acid will corrode the pipe inside the chamber releasing the corrosive gas inside the chamber and into the atmosphere.
All of the aforementioned hydrostatic pressure testing equipments vessels are used to inspect drains and pipe work. These machines have proved their value in helping to resolve a number of pipe works throughout the UK. However, as with any machine, they must be maintained properly in order to ensure their usefulness. As with any type of machinery it is possible for problems to develop. If you notice any damage to the Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Equipment, please contact a professional plumbing company to report the problem.