Hydrostatic Testing: Just one part of pipeline safety

Hydrostatic pressure testing is just one component of a gas company’s pipeline safety program. Public safety is as important to gas providers as consistent and dependable natural gas delivery. A completed hydrostatic pressure testing process is an indicator that a pipeline has undergone quality control reviews and improvements before it is placed into service.

Pipeline companies have many other tools and equipment that maintain the safety of the pipeline. Such tools range from in-line inspection devices that inspect the pipeline to re-occurring surveys with gas detection equipment to find small leaks.