After years of performing hundreds of pressure test validations, RCP is now offering a license to our new software which will allow you to perform this in-house. The license allows you the operator to create, plan, simulate, execute, document, and generate comprehensive reports of pressure tests using this web-based platform with optional offline data upload capabilities.

Many operators have shared that they do not have an adequate way to determine if a pressure test is valid. Our Pressure Test software, TestOp®, can provide that peace of mind. It can confirm the test is valid and meets code requirements BEFORE taking the pipe segment "off test." Our application can also indicate pipe yielding or air entrapment DURING a spike test. TestOp® will indicate when a pin-hole leak has likely occurred by knowing the pressure/temperature relationship of the system. Our software will also QA/QC the test report for completion and accuracy. And to finish out your pressure test, TestOp® will auto-generate pressure test reports that are "traceable, verifiable and complete." This application will also store and document all previous and future pressure tests for all time. TestOp® does not need to be downloaded since it is a web-based software and the training to use TestOp® is part of the package.

  1. 49 CFR 192 Subpart J Test Requirements
    • Gas transmission
    • Gas distribution
    • Regulated gas gathering
  2. 49 CFR 195 Subpart E Pressure Testing
  3. ASME B31.3 Process Piping, Section 345 Testing

  • Water
  • Nitrogen
  • Air
  • Natural gas

  • New construction
  • Repairs & replacements
  • Uprates
  • Class Location change requalification
  • Conversion of service
  • Integrity / MAOP verification
  • Grandfathered pipe
  • Spike / elevated pressure testing
  • Pipeline integrity assessments, including ASME B31.8S, Table 3
  • Pipe with unknown yield pressure

  • “The operator is ultimately responsible for confirming and verifying pressure test results.” – API 1110
  • “No person may operate a new segment of pipeline, or return to service a segment of pipeline that has been relocated or replaced, until…Each potentially hazardous leak has been located and eliminated.” - §192.503
  • “Effects of temperature changes shall be taken into account when interpretations are made of recorded test pressures.” ASME B31.4-2002
  • “Utilizing a program to plot the pressure-volume graph, as the test is proceeding, has the advantage of immediately identifying when pressure gain is not commensurate with the volume of water contained, which is indicative of a potential leak or material yielding.” – INGAA