Hydrostatic testing is the most common method employed for testing pipes and pressure vessels. Using this test helps maintain safety standards and durability of a vessel over time. Newly manufactured pieces are initially qualified using the hydrostatic test. Testing of pressure vessels for transport and storage of gases is very important because such containers can explode if they fail under pressure.
Leaking hose assemblies are a risk to personal health and safety and there are many environmental issues associated with unwanted emissions. They can also be very costly in the form of lost production due to unforeseen outages.