Industrial gases and liquids are used in pipes, hoses, tubes and other equipment to transfer them from one area to another. These forms require that their method of transfer be capable of withstanding the pressure put on them by the component being transferred. Too much pressure and the transfer component can burst, rupture or even explode. This is called Proof Pressure.
You may be asking what is proof pressure right now. Proof pressure is the maximum amount of pressure that can be applied to its transfer component without causing permanent damage and loss of operational function. Items often go through proof pressure testing to determine the level of allowable pressure, which is often expressed in terms of psi. The upper limit of an object’s pressure capacity is measured by proof pressure and burst pressure.
Common testing includes:
- Fire Trucks
Poof pressure is the maximum pressure that can be delivered to a product without causing permanent damage to its operational function. This determination can be made through testing. Proof pressure testing applies increasing pressure to the device being tested until its pressure rating is reached and held briefly. Fluid leak measurement and expansion measurements may also comprise a component of proof pressure testing.
Another testing method is burst pressure. Burst pressure is the maximum amount of pressure that can be applied without catastrophic failure. Burst pressure is often conveyed as a multiple of the upper-pressure range value. During testing, pressure continues to increase above the proof pressure until failure occurs.
Proof pressure testing and burst pressure testing are important components of safety and operational functions. Some devices do not have a device to measure these items, which is why a company that specializes in this testing should be contacted. Proper testing can ensure your equipment functions effectively and safely for years to come.…