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pipeline hydrotest

pipeline hydrotest

pipeline hydrotest

Hello everyone! Could I use gas instead of water for a hydro test on 46" crude oil transportation pipelines, considering the requirements of API 1110?
thanks in advance.

RE: pipeline hydrotest

If you are involved in making decisions on a 46" crude oil pipeline YOU SHOULD NOT BE ASKING FOR ADVICE ON AN INTERNET FORUM,

RE: pipeline hydrotest

What design code are you using?
What test pressure?, usually 1.1 x DP.

What does it say?

I've never really used API 1110 despite decades in this industry so not sure what it says. But it is an RP, so not as prescriptive as the code.

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RE: pipeline hydrotest

We've discussed this many times before in the pipeline forum e.g. https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=112658

do a search for "pipeline test in air"

That's a large pipeline and will contain a fair amount of energy which if the pipeline fails could result in a significant crater. you would really need to do your homework on looking at the impact of a failure, whether you can create an exclusion zone ( prob >100m ) / stop vehicles crossing it, that sort of thing.

Many codes and companies and safety authorities won't allow it.

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: pipeline hydrotest

If safety isn't a concern, go for it....

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