Hydrostatic Testing for Defects

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 1 hour
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This short training course is designed for pipeline/operations/integrity engineers and managers to prepare through planning and conducting a hydrostatic test.  The following will be discussed for the need for hydrostatic testing:

• Assess the stability of pipeline defects controlled by hoop stress (i.e., internal pressure).
•  Establish/Validate/Increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (Code of Federal Regulation,
•   Re-qualify the pipeline after a class location change.
•   Establish re-assessment intervals.
•   Verify pipeline integrity after a pressure excursion/reversal above the pipelines MAOP.
•    Meet TVC requirements.
  • Video time: 25 minutes
  • Exams: 1 

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Joe Pikas

Content SME-V.P. for Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Engineering Services for Technical Toolboxes
about joe
Joe Pikas is a consultant 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.