Integrated Engineering Assessment Flyer

Operators have historically used hydrostatic testing as part of their efforts to reduce pipeline failures. Hydrostatic testing is not only costly but can cause cracks to propagate in the pipeline due to high-pressure testing equipment. In addition, typical hydrostatic testing doesn’t offer insightful information about the true condition of an operator’s pipeline, providing only a minimal pass/ fail analysis. Because of its inclusion in standard integrity management programs, many operators are not aware of alternative inspections.