Different Parts of a Pipe Testing Machine
The UTSP-0000 Concrete Pipe Testing Machine is capable to evaluate concrete pipes, pipe fittings, tubes and fixtures. The machine is available in two versions, namely, the Single Shot and Continuous Swing. The machine is designed to perform both short and long runs for standard diameter concrete pipes up to 3000mm in length.
The machine is suitable for testing the stresses on pipe sections with high tensile strength properties. This machine also comes with an optional Hydraulic Pressure Flux Bank Indicator that can be used to test for the presence of leaks in solid materials, especially metals. The investigating strength properties of metals can determine whether a segment should be made of an alloy or a non-alloy material. The Pipe Testing Machine is also useful for evaluating the stresses to which solid materials are subject due to dynamic shifts in the mechanical stress regime.
The Pipe Inspection Boom features a variety of accessory pumps including a water jacket, controlled vent valve means, and a gas-powered air compressor. This device is ideal for inspecting the stresses in pipe sections that require specific pipe bending techniques. The Boom is controlled by a hydraulic arm that is fitted with special adapters to allow precise positioning at varying angles. The Pipe Testing Machine is also useful for pre-piping operations, such as pre-fusion, pre-bake blending and the like.
The machine contains two powerful blow-up nozzle devices for performing hydrostatic testing. These devices are attached to either side of the fixed boom. The hydrostatic test pressure is then measured against the uninstalled installed test weight. The maximum hydrostatic pressure is obtained during the last phase of the rotation of the fixed boom. This legal analysis phase is usually performed on unplated pipe sections and involves both dipping and rise testing procedures.
The hydrostatic pipe testing equipment comprises an apparatus for measuring the end load as well as the clamping pressure. The apparatus is equipped with two hydrostatic pipe clamps for securing both the pipes together. The clamping pressure is typically measured in pounds per square inch. The hydrostatic pipe testing apparatus is usually situated close to the work area and is controlled through electric or hydraulic lines. A load cell is used to determine the test pressure.
Another type of this machine is called the closed loop system. This machine consists of a large number of copper pipes positioned in a sealed packing mechanism. The entire system is located inside the cylinder and connected to one end of the pipes. The entire system is operated under steady pressure so that the pipe diameters do not fluctuate during operation.