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Pressure Test Compliance Needs

Save time and money by confirming your test is leak-free and code compliant before bleeding down.

What is TestOp®?

TestOp® is the industry-leading online application for Pipeline Pressure Test Validation. TestOp uses engineering mass balance analysis to monitor real-time pressure test data, detecting all possible leaks and ensuring compliance per federal regulatory requirements (49 CFR 192 & 195).

TestOp users can design and simulate test scenarios, monitor tests in real time or validate historical tests. TestOp auto-generates comprehensive pressure test reports which are Traceable, Verifiable, and Complete (TVC), keeping you well-prepared for PHMSA audits. The reports are formatted so no matter who performs a test, the report contents and layout are maintained consistently. TestOp can be used to certify both hydrostatic tests (hydrotests) and pneumatic tests, as well as tests for which air or natural gas is used as the test medium.

Thanks to TestOp, our clients have been able to
identify leaks which were missed by other
pressure test validation models.

Code Compliance

TestOp satisfies code requirements for:

  • 49 CFR 192 Subpart J gas lines
  • 49 CFR 195 Subpart E hazardous liquid lines
  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping

Code Compliance

TestOp satisfies code requirements for:

  • 49 CFR 192 Subpart J gas lines
  • 49 CFR 195 Subpart E hazardous liquid lines
  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping

Proven Accuracy

5,000 validated tests and counting.

Trusted by gas and liquid operators of all sizes since 2011.

Thanks to TestOp, our clients have been able to identify leaks which were missed by other pressure test validation models.

Proven Accuracy

5,000 validated tests and counting.

Trusted by gas and liquid operators of all sizes since 2011.

Thanks to TestOp, our clients have been able to identify leaks which were missed by other pressure test validation models.

Multiple Applications

Test Objectives: new construction, pre-testing, repairs & replacements, MAOP/MOP establishment or reconfirmation, integrity assessments, class location changes, spike testing, tensile testing, etc.

Time of Test: monitor a test in real time or certify a historical test.

Test Mediums: water (hydro test), nitrogen (pneumatic test), air, or gas.

Multiple Applications

Test Objectives: new construction, pre-testing, repairs & replacements, MAOP/MOP establishment or reconfirmation, integrity assessments, class location changes, spike testing, tensile testing, etc.

Time of Test: monitor a test in real time or certify a historical test.

Test Mediums: water (hydro test), nitrogen (pneumatic test), air, or gas.

Remote Access

TestOp is a web-based application and accessible everywhere you go. No special installation on your device is needed.

Access the world’s best pressure test certification software at the office, home, or in the field. Remotely monitor pressure tests from any location.

No cell service at the test site? No problem. TestOp has the ability to capture data offline and analyze whether the test was acceptable once service is restored.

Remote Access

TestOp is a web-based application and accessible everywhere you go. No special installation on your device is needed.

Access the world’s best pressure test certification software at the office, home, or in the field. Remotely monitor pressure tests from any location.

No cell service at the test site? No problem. TestOp has the ability to capture data offline and analyze whether the test was acceptable once service is restored.

Traceable, Verifiable, and Complete Reports

Generate a comprehensive TVC report for record-keeping or audit preparation. The report contains RCP’s certification letter, calculations, visualized charts, and much more.

Upload any document, including test charts, photos, pipe drawings, etc., to be included in the report.

The reports are formatted so no matter who performs a test, the report contents and layout are maintained consistently.

Traceable, Verifiable, and Complete Reports

Generate a comprehensive TVC report for record-keeping or audit preparation. The report contains RCP’s certification letter, calculations, visualized charts, and much more.

Upload any document, including test charts, photos, pipe drawings, etc., to be included in the report.

The reports are formatted so no matter who performs a test, the report contents and layout are maintained consistently.

Record Retention

All pressure test data are maintained in our secure cloud database. Reports can also be downloaded for your own records.

Record Retention

All pressure test data are maintained in our secure cloud database. Reports can also be downloaded for your own records.

Contact Us

Need to monitor pressure tests on your phone?

Coming Soon! TestApp is a complete mobile application and hardware solution for gas distribution operators to simplify how pressure tests are conducted for service lines, plastic pipelines, and pipelines operating less than 100 psig.

TestApp available soon in the Apple, Android and Microsoft App Store.

Are you a pressure test contractor?

Check out our exclusive TestOp® Preferred Contractors program.

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Key Contacts

Jessica Foley

Vice President

(713) 655-8080

info@rcp.com

TestOp is a trademark powered by RCP.
Empowering operators and contractors nationwide to take their work to the next level.

Tools

Due to industry-wide demand, the application that RCP utilizes to validate pressure tests for their clients onsite is now available to license. The application allows Operators to plan, certify and document pressure tests using a web-based platform with optional offline data upload capabilities. Save time and money by confirming the pressure test is acceptable and meets Code requirements BEFORE taking the pipe segment “off test,” saving you time and money.

See it in action!

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Motivation

All pressure tests conducted per the Code of Federal Regulations require verifying the absence of leaks.

§192.503: “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.”

195.302(a): “no operator may operate a pipeline unless it has been pressure tested under this subpart without leakage. In addition, no operator may return to service a segment of pipeline that has been replaced, relocated, or otherwise changed until it has been pressure tested under this subpart without leakage.”

TestOp per API 1110

Per industry standard API 1110, the absence of leaks shall be proven through engineering analysis.

“The application of engineering principles and analytical evaluation of all test data is necessary to determine the acceptability of a pressure test.

Volume differences between the start and the end of the test period should be determined. The volume differences are attributable to four components as follows.

  • Injections and withdrawals.
  • Changes in calculated volume due to temperature changes.
  • Dissolution of air or gases into the test medium.
  • Test medium released through a relief valve.

Changes in volume due to temperature and pressure should be determined by the use of appropriate calculations. A set of calculations that provide volume corrections to account for temperature and pressure changes that occurred during the test period (start and stop) should be developed or adopted. The effect of temperature varies with the pipe diameter, D/t ratio (outside pipe diameter/wall thickness), volume of residual air, and the test liquid.

Volume losses above the uncertainty of measurement accuracy should be explained. Unexplained losses indicate an unknown leak or leaks in the test section.”

TestOp calculates the mass of test medium at the start of the test and compares it with the mass of test medium at the end of the test period. If the comparison indicates a loss and that loss can be attributed to a change in temperature or volume, the absence of leaks is then proven. TestOp can also calculate the % of air entrapped to determine if any pressure loss can be attributed to the dissolution of air. The output is a clear indication of whether the pressure test passed or failed the leak acceptance criteria. 

Key Features

  • TestOp® Capabilities
    1. DESIGN pressure tests in accordance with Code and company requirements.
    2. PLAN pressure tests with the help of the MAOP/MOP calculator.
    3. DETERMINE pipe yielding, air entrapment and pipe length discrepancies by generating a P/V plot.
    4. CALCULATE the loss or gain of the test medium and compare to the allowable loss per API 1110.
    5. REVIEW the test data as it’s input to ensure its accuracy.
    6. CERTIFY that the test is leak-free and the desired MOP/MAOP is met.
    7. DOCUMENT the test with TestOp’s comprehensive auto-generated reports.
  • Pressure Test Regulations
    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
  • Allowable Test Mediums
    • Water
    • Nitrogen
    • Air
    • Natural gas

Brochure Downloads

Key Contacts

Jessica Foley

Vice President

(713) 655-8080

info@rcp.com