Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

Hydrostatic pressure testing remains an industry standard pre-commissioning and commissioning practice that is a heavily regulated requirement for all branches of the oil and gas industry. As important, hydro testing is also one of the only methods available for crack assessments allowed by PHMSA regulations. These requirements rest upon operating infrastructure such as transmission pipelines, production flowlines, inter-connecting process piping, and refinery components. These important arteries enable the delivery and market availability of hydrocarbon energy. This network of delivery means that integrity is paramount for safety and proper system function.

Scroll over the onshore and offshore tabs below to read about our tailored services in each area.

Onshore Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Services

BlueFin incorporates the best-controlled pressure equipment, the latest monitoring technology, and a strong bench of personnel talent combined with project history to deliver safe and successful hydrostatic pressure testing projects. Our team has the capabilities to plan and conduct all aspects of hydrostatic testing.

Solutions

  • New Construction
  • Pipeline Reinstatements
  • Pipeline Reclassifications
  • Pipeline Repairs
  • Dew Point Achievement
  • Moisture Penetration Achievement

Applications

  • Pipelines
  • Processing Facilities
  • Refining Facilities
  • Petrochemical Facilities
  • LNG facilities
  • Pressure Control Equipment
  • BOP’sOffs

▾ Water Management

BlueFin can help identify and plan water acquisition, storage, filtration, treatment, disposal, temporary piping, pumping, and movement

▾ Cleaning

BlueFin has a wide array of chemical cleaning options. See Pipe Cleaning and Flow Assurance

▾ Leak Detection

BlueFin can assist with determining and using leak detection options for facilities or pipelines.

▾ Testing

BlueFin is fully equipped with pumps, instrumentation, and testing equipment to complete a wide array of testing projects.

▾ Planning

BlueFin has experience in planning complete testing projects from purging, water fill, testing, drying, and recommissioning. We can help with:

  • Water management, acquisition, treatment, and disposal
  • Section breaks and pressure requirements
  • Test procedures, documentation, and test acceptance specifications
  • Equipment needs, scheduling, and cost estimating

▾ Documentation & Analysis

Test results are thoroughly documented to industry regulatory requirements and your specifications. Engineering analysis and test certification are available.

▾ Flooding & Dewatering

Proper back pressure control and pig selection during line fill and dewatering are important tasks routinely overlooked by most contractors. BlueFin understands how to properly manage water movement in order to minimize air entrapment in the test water and avoid column separation which can lead to air lock.

▾ Drying

Dependent upon the end-use, pipeline assets demand specified dew point and penetration parameters that will ready the system for the intended hydrocarbon product.

Offshore Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

BlueFin incorporates the best-controlled pressure equipment, the latest monitoring technology, and a strong bench of personnel talent combined with project history to deliver safe and successful hydrostatic pressure testing projects. Our team has the capabilities to plan and conduct all aspects of hydrostatic testing.

Solutions

  • New Construction
  • Pipeline Reinstatements
  • Pipeline Reclassifications
  • Pipeline Repairs
  • Dew Point Achievement
  • Moisture Penetration Achievement

Applications

  • Pipelines
  • Flowlines
  • Offshore Risers
  • Production Barges
  • Offshore Platforms
  • MOPU’s
  • Drill Ships
  • FSPO’s

▾ Cleaning

BlueFin has a wide array of chemical cleaning options. See Pipe Cleaning and Flow Assurance

▾ Leak Detection

BlueFin can assist with determining and using leak detection options for facilities or pipelines.

▾ Testing

BlueFin is fully equipped with pumps, instrumentation, and testing equipment to complete a wide array of testing projects.

▾ Planning

BlueFin has experience in planning complete testing projects from purging, water fill, testing, drying, and recommissioning. We can help with:

  • Water management, acquisition, treatment, and disposal
  • Section breaks and pressure requirements
  • Test procedures, documentation, and test acceptance specifications
  • Equipment needs, scheduling, and cost estimating

▾ Documentation & Analysis

Test results are thoroughly documented to industry regulatory requirements and your specifications. Engineering analysis and test certification are available.

▾ Flooding & Dewatering

Proper back pressure control and pig selection during line fill and dewatering are important tasks routinely overlooked by most contractors. BlueFin understands how to properly manage water movement in order to minimize air entrapment in the test water and avoid column separation which can lead to air lock.

▾ Drying

Dependent upon the end-use, pipeline assets demand specified dew point and penetration parameters that will ready the system for the intended hydrocarbon product.