hydrostatic tester

Our Hydrostatic Tester from HawkeyePedershaab provides an organized and systematic approach to an otherwise cumbersome testing procedure. Designed to accommodate three concrete pipes at a time, the hydrostatic tester includes built-in bulkheads, water valving and drainage to handle the large volume of water associated with hydrostatic testing, and accessories to accommodate joint shear and deflection testing.

Key Advantages

Hydrostatic tester hydraulic powered bulkheads

Built-in Hydraulic-Powered Bulkheads

Hydraulic bulkheads quickly press and seal to the pipe ends without the need for cumbersome chains and binders. HawkeyePedershaab’s Hydrostatic Tester includes an integral frame and bulkhead support structure designed to withstand the pressures associated with hydrostatic testing. The hydraulically powered bulkheads are faced with neoprene to tightly seal to the pipe ends to prevent leakage during testing. Quick and efficient, there’s no need to manually handle loose bulkheads, chains, and binders.

Pipe cradle hydrostatic testing machine

Pipe Cradles Permit Fast and Easy Loading

Pipe support carts permit fast loading of concrete pipe into the Hydrostatic Tester. HawkeyePedershaab’s Hydrostatic Tester is complete with three pipe-holding carts. The carts are equipped with heavy-duty rollers to enable quick and easy alignment of the pipe in the test frame. Carts include height adjusters to center the pipe with the bulkheads. Optional cart rotators are also available to allow pipe to be loaded and unloaded in a 90 degree orientation from the test frame.

HawkeyePedershaab Hydrostatic testing machine

Water Collection/Reclamation Available

Fast Fill and reclamation of water makes for quick and easy handling of test water. An optional Fast Fill option makes for quick and easy handling of the large amounts of water associated with hydrostatic testing. The option includes reclamation tanks for holding the test water and a water pump to reuse the water for testing of other pipe.

Joint Deflection and Shear Test Accessories Available

To eliminate double handling of the assembled pipe, joint deflection and shear tests can also be performed on the Hydrostatic Test frame. Accessories are also available to perform joint shear and deflection tests upon the assembled pipe. The accessories deflect the joint surfaces as per the testing requirements.