Technical, Operational, Practical, and Safety Considerations of Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Existing Pipelines
Hydrostatic pressure testing of existing pipelines presents unique safety, operating, environmental and community liaison challenges beyond those encountered in commissioning new pipelines. In addition, outside the pipeline industry there is limited understanding regarding technical and practical considerations of conducting hydrostatic pressure testing of existing pipelines.
This White Paper addresses these matters by providing technical, operational, practical and safety guidance in the planning, design and execution of hydrostatic pressure tests of existing pipelines. This paper is directed toward natural gas transmission pipeline operators and other industry stakeholders interested in understanding the challenges and means of successfully conducting hydrostatic pressure tests of existing pipelines in densely populated areas.
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