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.
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.