Hydrostatic Testing. At VS Carbonics, we offer hydrostatic testing to ensure that tank cylinders such as fire extinguishers and gas tanks are up to the standards required by the manufacturer or Federal safety standards. These tests ensure that the tank can hold the recommended amount of stored pressure properly and without fault.
Gas cylinders require regular testing, as noted on the nameplate, such as every six years, to maintain a safe standard of use. It’s imperative that you test gas cylinders at the required interval in order to ensure the safe and proper usage of your equipment.
Our hydrostatic testing is conducted by seasoned professionals who have been trained on the hydro tester products we use. We put safety and quality testing at the top of our priorities.
Why is Hydrostatic Testing Important?
If there is damage to the cylinder, such as corrosion, the cylinder may not function in its proper capacity and may become dangerous to use. Therefore, in order to maintain equipment that complies with all laws for safe and proper handling, hydrostatic tests are conducted to ensure that the gas cylinder can handle the stored pressure in the way it is intended. A hydrostatic test will determine if the cylinder requires repairs or replacement of parts.
How Does a Hydrostatic Test Work?
The hydrostatic testing works by filling the container with a compressible fluid such as water. Pressure is increased on the container to the required level, and the container is inspected for any weakness or fault that may cause it to be unfit for use. If there are repairs that are needed on the container, they are noted at the time of the test to be fixed so that the cylinder can be used safely, or a new one can be acquired.
Contact us at VS Carbonics today for any hydrostatic testing needs of your gas cylinders.