A pressure test is carried out on components that are intended to store and transfer fluids. The aim is to prove the sufficient strength and tightness of the components. Pressure tests are part of the acceptance test and are usually carried out as hydrostatic pressure tests.
The three types of pressure tests
In the simple hydrostatic pressure test, the water pressure is slowly increased until the test pressure is reached. The test pressure will be above the maximum operating pressure of the component to ensure that the component, such as a vessel or pipeline, can safely withstand the operating conditions.
Within the cyclic pressure test, the material is repeatedly subjected to changing pressure to test its fatigue resistance. This type of pressure test is often used in the automotive industry and in gas storage technology. It often requires several thousand cycles that follow precise pressure curves.
Burst pressure testing is the pressure test used to determine the maximum pressure a component or container can withstand before it cracks or bursts. It involves gradually increasing the pressure applied to the component or container until it fails. The maximum pressure reached before failure is recorded as the burst pressure.
Burst pressure testing is commonly used for gas storage tanks, especially in industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, aerospace and hydrogen storage, where pressure vessels and components are exposed to high pressure environments.
Versatile KAMAT pump units for all types of pressure testing up to 3500 bar
The KAMAT pump units for this pressure test are very versatile. With up to 3500 bar, hydrostatic pressure tests, burst pressure tests as well as cyclic pressure tests can be carried out without any problems. Since our high-pressure technology for pressure testing is used in a wide variety of industries, its design is also variable. These systems can be driven by diesel, electric and petrol combustion engines and can be optionally controlled mechanically, electrically or pneumatically.