Pressure Testing Workshop

1-Day Pressure Test Design & Analysis

Who Should Attend

This workshop is appropriate for all those responsible for the design, execution and/or evaluation of any type of pipeline pressure test on liquid or gas pipelines whether it be new construction or in-situ. With specific focus on the engineering aspect of pressure testing, project managers & engineers as well as compliance staff of pipeline operating companies would benefit the most from this training.

What You Will Learn

The principles of good pressure test design and evaluation will be the focus for the morning session. All pressure types will be covered, including discussion on calculating the MAOP or MOP from test pressures.

The afternoon session will discuss the execution of pressure tests including reviewing a test plan, case studies and how to properly document and close the loop on pressure tests.


  • Designing a Pressure Test
  • Pressure Test Acceptance Criteria
  • Evaluating a pressure test
  • Planning and Documentation
  • Case Studies
  • Pressure Test Myths and Misinformation

Upcoming Dates for the 1-Day Pressure Test Design & Analysis

Pressure Test Webinar

RCP will be hosting webinar presentations to discuss pipeline pressure testing practices and demonstrate the advantages of utilizing new technology for planning, designing, and capturing real-time data to validate and document whether it was a successful test. The same technology that RCP has used for the past six years to validate our customer’s pressure tests has been greatly enhanced and is now being made available as a web-hosted solution for operators to use themselves.

TestOp® takes the confusion out of pressure testing by providing real-time determination of whether the test segment is experiencing potential issues, such as yielding or air entrapment volume absorption, all while modeling the mass balance relationship of pressures, volumes and temperatures of the test. TestOp® will provide real-time indicators and corresponding data to confirm whether the test is successfully performing to plan or if there might be a small pin-hole leak that would otherwise go undetected before taking the line segment off test. TestOp® generates comprehensive and consistent reports, including a certification letter, pressure test plan versus actual test results, pressure/spike test log, test instrument and pump calibrations, pipe volume calculations sheet, stress/strain and pressure/volume plots as well as upload capability for pictures and other document scans associated with the test.

We encourage any liquid or gas pipeline operator who has upcoming projects that involve replacement, integrity verification, new construction, uprates, conversions and/or reversals to sign up for the 45 minute webinar. Some of the largest and most respected pipeline operators are now using TestOp® because they see the value it brings to their overall pipeline integrity assurance program and we are confident you will too once you have seen it in person.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of these sessions or request an individual demonstration for your company at a date convenient to you.

Upcoming Dates for the Pressure Test Webinar