LSAW pipe Hydrostatic test is the most common way used for LSAW pipe inspection. A hydrostatic test is a way in which pressure vessels such as pipelines, plumbing, gas cylinders, boilers and fuel tanks can be tested for strength and leaks.
When a pipeline is built, pipeline tests and inspections personnel may use visual, X-ray, magnetic particle, ultrasonic and other inspection methods to evaluate the welds and ensure that they are of high quality. In the world, millions of miles of pipeline carrying everything from water to crude oil. The pipe is vulnerable to attack by internal and external corrosion, cracking and third party damage. If a pipeline carrying water springs a leak bursts, it can be a problem but it usually doesn’t harm the environment. However, if a petroleum or chemical pipeline leaks, it can be a environmental disaster. So as a manufacturer of pipeline, we must follow the code strictly and make sure all pipes are in high quality.
In an attempt to keep pipelines operating safely, periodic inspections are performed to find flaws and damage before they become cause for concern. Testing and inspection while producing is in our responsibility.
We can carry out many (non) destructive material tests and inspections for our customers. The most common destructive inspection is the 3.2 inspection under supervision of Lloyd’s or any other inspection agency. Pipeline inspection that we can carry out are:
Mechanical inspection (Tensile strength test, yield strength, Impact test at different temperatures)
Visual inspection: size (wall thickness, outside diameter) inspection, surface inspection, length inspection
Moreover, materials can be inspected before shipment. It can be performed by one of our own qualified inspectors, by the customer or by an independent third party selected by the customer.
Third Party inspection
Many of our products are certified according to the European standard EN 10204/3.1 or 3.2 (formerly 3.1.B and 3.1A/C)