Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing

Industrial Duty Pumps & Accessories for Hydrostatic Testing Applications

         Features and benefits
  • Long lasting operational life
  • Dependable performance
  • Low energy consumption
  • Easy maintenance
  • Extensive range of pump model sizes
  • Choice of head materials for fluid compatibility

Hydrostatic pressure testing is a proven method of revealing potential weakness in pressure vessels, pipes, hoses, umbilical’s, valves, mechanical seals, heat exchangers, pressure gauges, tanks and many other products. The purpose of the test is to reveal potential weaknesses in the structure of the component and the materials from which it is built. This validates the integrity of the component, a requirement of many international quality and performance standard.

The process typically involves pressuring the component under test with water, or specialist fluid, to levels that far exceed the designed operating parameters. Attaining the correct fluid pressure and flow rate is in many cases critical to the selection of the type of pump to be used. The high pressure triplex pump is perfectly suited to hydrostatic testing because it delivers a steady, high pressure flow and can handle the low lubricity water or water-based fluids used.

Drawing on its international experience in supplying high pressure triplex pumps to companies involved in pressure testing and manufacturers of systems, Cat Pumps has developed its own dedicated hydrostatic pressure test unit (HTU); the unit has already made its mark with the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), which is one of the world's leading providers of health and safety solutions to the industry, government and professional bodies. The main focus of HSL's work is on understanding and reducing health and safety risks. The HSL offer health and safety research, expert advice and consultancy, specialist training and products.

Cat Pumps HTU (Hydrostatic Test Unit) is a compact, mobile high-pressure system utilising the highly reliable and long lived Cat Pumps high pressure plunger pump. The HTU can be used for testing of pipelines, delivery hoses, valves, heat exchangers and other pressure related components.

With field-proven dependability in applications around the globe, Cat Pumps provides the best value for hydrostatic testing.

View our HTU for HSL Case Study

View our Hydrostatic Pressure Testing of Shower Components Case Study

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