Hydrostatic Test

Test performed by filling a length of OCTG with water and pressurizing it in order to verify its ability to withstand a specified pressure without leaking or rupturing. NOTE A hydrostatic test is generally considered a method to verify the structural integrity of the pipe but not the threaded connection.

Source: API RP 5A5, Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing, and Plain-end Drill Pipe, Reaffirmed August 2010. Global Standards


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