Hydrostatic Pipeline Pressure Testing

Our hydrostatic pipeline pressure testing experts will ensure your system’s safe, efficient, and meets industry standards. We’ll get your new pipeline systems up and running fast, or your drain repairs tested for leaks and defects.

Our Air Joint Testing System gives us a unique advantage, helping to locate and test joints fast, and allowing long sections of pipe to be analysed quickly and accurately.

Hydrostatic Pipeline Pressure Testing

Any newly installed pipeline must be pressure tested for leaks before it’s used. Hydrostatic pipeline pressure testing checks your pipes and joint fittings meet the legal requirements for safety and quality, testing things like leaks, capacity, pressure, and defects like distortion.

We carry out pressure testing for a variety of pipework and pressurised systems, from rising main testing and pumping stations to gravity sewers water testing, all across the UK.

Whether you’re checking the integrity of a new pipeline or testing a rising main, there are several methods we can use, including air testing and water testing for any size pipe.

Pull-through stoppers also let us isolate sections of pipework to determine which joint is leaking. And our unique Wilkinson Air Joint Testing System gives us unmatched access and insights to save you time and money.

The Wilkinson Air Joint Testing System

After years of conducting safe pipeline pressure testing and carrying out tests on rising mains, sewage pumping stations, and gravity sewers, we’ve also developed an Air Joint Testing System.

Our unique Air Joint Testing System uses a high-tech camera to locate and test pipe joints. The flexible construction and guide wheels allow our engineers to push our joint air tester around bends and over displaced joints, while the mounted camera lets them see the exact location of joints before they begin testing.

It also allows long sections of pipeline to undergo air pressure testing efficiently and accurately, and lets our Engineers test pipe diameters from 100mm to 525mm, with our larger joint testers featuring wheels for easy positioning.

Our hydrostatic pipeline pressure testing teams

Our Engineers are all EUSR approved, having been trained in hydrostatic pipeline pressure testing, and hold both EUSR and CSCS cards.

Before they start any work, they will issue detailed RAMS and, on completion of your pipeline pressure testing, they will issue certification highlighting the sections which have undergone hydrostatic pressure testing.

Our UK-wide teams always work closely with the relevant local water board to ensure their requirements are met, in accordance with IGN-4-01-03 – Issue 2.

What to expect

When you arrange pipeline pressure testing with us, our specialist Engineers will:

1. Discuss the best pressure testing options with you and talk you through the process.

2. Arrive with our full safety kit and pipeline pressure testing equipment.

3. Carry out the pipeline pressure testing with minimal disruption to you.

4. Issue you with your certification, highlighting the sections which have received pipeline pressure testing.

Why choose Wilkinson? 

  • Fully certified in hydrostatic pipeline pressure testing
  • EUSR approved Engineers 
  • CSCS and EUSR card holders
  • Industry leading drainage experts
  • Nationwide teams
  • 24/7 service

Our Pipeline Pressure Testing options 

  • Pumping Stations
  • Rising Main Testing
  • Gravity Sewers Testing
  • Newly installed pipelines
  • Repairs to existing pipelines

Book your Hydrostatic Pipeline Pressure Testing

Call our Hydrostatic Pressure Testing experts to discuss how team can help you meet your local water board’s requirements for certification.