The hydrostatic test is a non-destructive test by which the physical integrity of a fire extinguisher, pipe or other cylinder system is verified where the water is pumped at a pressure higher than the operating pressure and maintained at that pressure for a previously established time which varies according to the length of the stretch to try.
The hydrostatic test of fire hoses and cylinders is essential for maintaining fire safety, and it can make all the difference in cases of disorders caused by this type of accident. In case of emergency, every detail can make all the difference. If the hose is not adjusted to the required dimensions, for example, this will influence the effectiveness of the product in fighting the fire causing greater damage.
The hydrostatic test on fire hoses helps to verify that the equipment has been damaged in some way and can still be made available for the function. They are analyzed in the hydrostatic test on Hydrostatic Testing servicehoses if the size of the hose meets the basic requirements of the dimensions for which it was designed.
Over time, natural wear and tear may cause damage to the product through abrasive effects on the outer casing. The hydrostatic test hoses is an effective tool for analyzing the conditions of the hose before it is reused.
The test serves as a means of prevention and certification that the fire hose will work perfectly, without causing inconvenience. To make sure that the test will be performed with all the care and strict control to ensure that the hoses are in perfect condition for use.
The hydrostatic test on hoses and all other relevant systems is mandatory and must be done on new hoses, by the manufacturer himself. In the case of hoses already in use, it is necessary to carry out the periodic maintenance with the hydrostatic test in hoses.
When carrying out the hydraulic test, the following should be taken into consideration:
- Identification of the cylinder
- External visual inspection
- Internal visual inspection
- Thread inspection
- Hydraulic test
- Valve Inspection
- Final operations
In Omega Fire protection we offer our customers the hydrostatic testing service in hoses and cylinders with the maximum quality and guarantee of effectiveness in addition to providing other services, such as maintenance and recharging of fire extinguishers, leasing, and installation for customers in Los Angeles.