Study questions specified hydrotest hold time's value

Harvey Haines Kiefner & Associates Inc. Vienna, Va. John Kiefner Michael Rosenfeld Kiefner & Associates Inc. Worthington, Ohio The value of a particular hold time during a hydrotest cannot be determined in terms of pipeline integrity because the consequences of holding cannot be measured, making any specified hold time of the maximum test pressure arbitrary. Verifying the safe pressure-containing capability of a pipeline at its maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) requires a pressure test of the pipeline. This pressure test should exceed the MAOP by a safety margin sufficient to validate the stability of remaining anomalies. Regulations specify the duration for which pressu...

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