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Pipe Test Equipment Your Industrial Business Needs

by Nisanur Kronenberg

As an industrial business owner, you know that you have certain equipment needs. These needs are not only for operation but also for maintenance. One of the maintenance tasks that you'll encounter will be testing different aspects of the equipment. If you are having an in-house maintenance group handle this, then you will need to ensure that you have the right pipe test equipment on hand for your plumbing and industrial piping. Here are some pieces of equipment you should consider and what you should know about each one.

Gas Monitors

You will need to have gas monitors on hand to test different pipe equipment that allows gas to travel through different parts of the complex. This means that you need monitors that can detect leaks as well as test plugs that can go in place at different plug locations along the pipe. These monitors and test plus will show if leaks are in the area, how bad the leak is, and the amount of gas that is being lost per second or minute of time. The monitors are primarily digital, but older manual models are still available for purchase as well.

Pipe Plugs

Pipe plugs, also known as pipe test plugs, can help with a variety of inspection issues. One of the main tasks these pipe plugs perform is to determine if there are any leaks of any kind in the area. This is not just for gas pipes: pipe test plugs can be used to determine if there are water leaks, fuel leaks and air leaks as well. You will need need to have the plug put in place professionally and the appropriate tests run depending on the type of leak you are looking for. 

Leak Locators

You may know you have a leak, and you may already know the general area the leak is located. The problem may be finding the exact location of the leak. You can do this with leak locators and locating devices. They will follow the path of the leak and give you an exact location. They can detect numerous leaks in the pipeline as well, giving you exact locations for the leaks and helping you devise a plan to treat and repair those areas. 

If you are missing any of these pieces of pipe test equipment, contact your local industrial supplies dealer. They can help you with examining your options and with determining which pieces of equipment you need for your in-house maintenance team. They can also help with upgrades and with questions you have about various issues with your current testing equipment. Get in touch with a company like GSS Hire in order to learn more today.