PE water supply pipe pressure test method and safety precautionsPE water supply pipe pressure test method and safety precautions
The water pressure test is acceptable for installation of the PE water supply pipe at each section, and the pressure test can only be carried out at the length of l2m on each side of the elbow and tee, and the soil is returned to 5Ocm above the top of the pipe. In order to prevent pipeline displacement, the pipeline pressure test criterion for this project is 0.8Mpa. When the pressure is stable, check the interface. If the pipe body is not damaged or leaks, the pipeline strength test is passed.
When the PE water supply pipe is pressure tested, the fire hydrant is used to inject water through the fire belt at a low point, and the total water consumption is adjusted according to the essential length. When the initial water injection, open the exhaust valve first, and then close the water injection valve to start the pressure test after the exhaust valve discharges water. After the test pipe section is filled with water, maintain a certain water pressure to fully immerse, pressure immersion for not less than 12 hours, and check the joints for leakage.
At the beginning of the pressing, the pressure rises slowly, and it is checked every time the pressure is increased by 0.2Mpa. When it is close to 0.5Mpa, it is stable for a period of time. The exhaust valve is opened for exhaust, and then the pressure is increased to 0.6Mpa. The test pressure is maintained at a constant pressure for 10 minutes, and then checked . The pipeline should be inspected every time the pressure is increased, and the next step of pressure can be continued without problems.
When the pressure is relieved, the test pressure is reduced to a pressure of 0.7Mpa. At the same time when the water is discharged, the exhaust valve is opened, and the water is discharged to the drainage point. According to the construction requirements, it takes 1-2 days to suppress. The back should be set on the undisturbed soil or artificial back; when the soil is soft, the square wood should be placed in front of the back of the original soil, leveled and compacted to ensure the overall stability of the back.
Pipe fittings such as elbows and tees must be anchored, and the opening of the fork should be blocked tightly to prevent water leakage. The gate section of the test PE shall not use a gate valve as a blocking plate, and shall not have accessories such as fire hydrants, water hammer eliminators, safety valves, etc. The valve is in the fully open form during the test.