Test Pressure

Internal pressure during field hydrostatic test of risers and/or riser components.

NOTE Risers that are part of a pipeline may require field hydrostatic testing to a pressure greater than design pressure. Field hydrostatic testing of fabricated components may be to a lower pressure. Hydrostatic testing need not be required if other measures with an equivalent level of safety are employed and documented.

Source: API Standard 2RD, Dynamic Risers for Floating Production Systems, Second Edition, September 2013. Global Standards


Test Pressure

A pressure above working pressure used to demonstrate structural integrity of a pressure vessel.

Source: API RP 7G, Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Design and Operating Limits, Upstream Segment, Sixteenth Edition, August 1998 (Addendum 2: September 2009). Global Standards

Source: API SPEC 7-1, Specification for Rotary Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, March 2006 (Addendum April 2011). Global Standards


Test Pressure

Pressure at which the equipment is tested based upon all relevant design criteria.

Source: API SPEC 14A, Specification for Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment, Eleventh Edition, October 2005 (Reaffirmed June 2012). Global Standards


Test Pressure

The pressure at which the component or system is tested to verify structural and pressure integrity.

Source: API SPEC 16D, Specification for Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment, Upstream Segment, Second Edition, July 2004. Global Standards


Test Pressure

The test pressure shall be determined by the working pressure. This shall be a minimum 1.5 x maximum working pressure if not otherwise specified in applied codes and standards.

Source: NOGEPA Industrial Guideline No. 43, Surface BOP Review, Best Practices Checklist, Netherlands, Version 0, December 2011. Global Standards

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