testing glass apparatus
After construction, reconstruction or repair and before putting into operation, the assembled apparatus should be tested. Individual types of tests are specified in the contract documents, namely:
- check of assembled apparatus (constructional test) – it is used for ascertaining that overall realization and material used correspond to the submitted contract documents and agreed-upon requirements of the customer, and preparedness for pressure test is checked
- pressure tests – they serve for verifying pressure resistance of the piping
- test of temperature change – it verifies behaviour of the piping during temperature fluctuations
- tightness tests – it checks the glass piping for tightness.
A protocol is to be elaborated about the carried out tests.