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Take a walk in someone else's shoes

Trying to understand someone else’s problems isn’t always easy. Trying to solve those problems without fully understanding them in the first place is even more challenging.

It may seem simple and obvious, but often overlooked is the effectiveness of taking a walk in someone else’s shoes. The best way to uncover the variables involved with a problem is to see them up close and in person.

During maintenance or modification of piping systems, the full extent of what a customer needs or expects isn’t always made clear and trying to explain it can be frustrating both for the customer and solution provider. Sometimes the customers themselves don’t know what they need.

That’s where a qualified, professional technician can step in, take that walk in their shoes and use their experience and expertise to come up with the best solution. 

The best solution is the one that is effective, safe and low cost. When it comes to localized pressure testing of modified piping systems, Hydratight has developed a versatile tooling and service package which delivers results safely, reliably, and cost-effectively.

Fully certified, highly competent Hydratight personnel have a broad range of in-line weld test isolation tools at their disposal. They have the skill and experience to select the right tool for the job, taking into account the many variants in piping size and condition, pipe wall thickness and flange configurations.

Having selected the correct tool, technicians insert it into the pipe or equipment component to set a double block and bleed isolation – a vapor barrier allowing welding to take place safely. After welding, the same tool is moved into place straddling the weld to provide a fast and efficient method of verifying the integrity of butt welds, joints or other welded pipe components.

The advantages to an operator using these localized pressure testing tools and service are significant. Choosing Hydratight’s full turnkey testing package not only delivers a first-class maintenance solution, it also reduces system downtime and increases worksite safety by minimizing pressure test volume. In addition, it saves time and reduces costs by limiting the test area to only the new weld or welded component.

Coming up with the right solution isn’t just about talking the talk; it’s about walking the walk.