Various Types Of Pipe Testing Machines
A Pipe Testing Machine is the most suitable machine to be used to test the pipe joints in a wide range of conditions. This type of machine is suitable to be used in a wide range of environment where the pipe joints are exposed. Moreover the Pipe Testing Machine is also useful for performing numerous other tests such as thermal resistance, contraction and expansion, stress relief, pipe flow and temperature rise etc. The pipe testing machines are also capable of testing fixtures of the sump, outer tube and drain pipes and concrete pipes (EN reservoirs) when utilized with accessories.
There are two types of Pipe Testing Machines. The first is the Hydraulic Pipe Testing Machine and the second one is the Reluctant Pipe Testing Machine. The first machine has a control for four continuous rotation controls and a large variety of actuators. It includes the Hydraulic O-ring, an electric motor, a control for expansion and contraction of a particular value, a torsion drive connected to the lower and upper actuators and a spring connected to the lower actuator. On the other hand the Reluctant Pipe Testing Machine has no internal drive and uses a ball float for collecting the data. There is an adjustment for expansion and contraction of concrete pipes and it also has a torsion drive connected to the lower and upper actuators.
The four different speeds allow testing of different pipe lengths. This can be utilized for checking the bends, pipe diameters and the retained length. Another feature of the pipe testing machine is that it is compact and light in weight. It has a digital screen for viewing the test results.
The Hydraulic Piston Test Machine can be utilized to check both the interior and exterior diameters of the concrete pipe. It comes with a control for expansion and contraction of the ball float. The machine also features a hydraulic piston that is controlled manually or electronically. In this machine, one end of the pipe is inflated by the hydraulic piston and this is monitored by a digital control. The other end of the pipe is deflated by the piston and this is monitored by a control.
The hydrostatic pipe testing machines are used for checking the retained flow as well as the test pressure. The retained flow refers to the amount of gas that can move inside the pipes after the test is completed. The test pressure is measured in Newtons and it is defined as the amount of water that can be retained inside the pipes after the test has been conducted. This test is used to find out the restriction and leakage rates of different pipes. It helps one in finding out the problems in the inner as well as the outer diameters of the pipes.
The hydrostatic testing machine includes an optical display screen and a manual section. The controls used on the machine should be easy to operate and user friendly. Manual section includes the common procedures that need to be followed while using the machine. Optical display screen helps in controlling the flow of gas through the pipes. In the regular format the gas in the pipes gets reflected and this helps in analyzing the exact diameter of the pipe which needs to be tested.