Introduction to Hydrostatic Testing

  • Author: Technical
  • Level: Beginner 
  • Study time: 1 hour
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Course overview
Dive into the fundamental principles of hydrostatic testing with our self-paced course, "Introduction to Hydrostatic Testing."

This beginner-level course investigates the assessment of pipeline defect stability under hoop stress conditions, covering essential topics such as internal pressure control, validation of maximum allowable operating pressure in compliance with federal regulations, pipeline re-qualification following class location changes, determination of re-assessment intervals, validation of pipeline integrity post-pressure excursions exceeding MAOP, and the practical application of hydrostatic field testing techniques, including considerations of temperature, volume, and pressure control (TVC).

Gain a solid foundation in hydrostatic testing practices that are vital for ensuring pipeline safety and reliability.
  • Video time: 1 hour
  • Exams: 1

Joe Pikas

AMPP Corrosion Specialist & PL SME
Joe Pikas is a subject matter expert for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in pipeline construction, operations, corrosion control design, and implementation, including pipeline engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design, and testing, and internal and external pipeline corrosion control. In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed over 50 papers to industry trade magazines, NACE, SSPC, and other publications and conferences.