Hydrostatic testing, and consequently de-watering are vital operations needed to be performed on pressurized pipelines. Both processes however, are associated with a number of potential hazards and risk. The following considerations and precautions should be taken when engaging in hydrostatic testing or de-watering.
Hydrostatic testing should always be conducted after installation, and it is recommended to conduct testing throughout the duration of its expiry. Hydrostatic testing is performed to assess the operational integrity of the piping.