Pressure testing of pipes for leaks, seams, cracks or imperfections is an important quality control process, but can prove to be a tedious task. With this automatic tester, the process is both simplified and consistently monitored. Various size piping from 1/2" to 24” and up to 20 ft. Long can be tested. The pipe is placed into a bottom V-channel and held in place by an upper V-support block. The heads or end seals are secured and water is fed into the pipe. While the pipe fills, air is vented out. When the pipe is completely filled, the vent is sealed and the pipe is brought up to a predetermined pressure. Both test time and pressure are automatically recorded. The test time varies with the pipe size from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
The machinery can be tailor made to fit the type of pipe needing testing. Other models such as the MJ-04 are used with hydraulic fluids to test steel pipe up to 900 bar.