Submerge pressure testing, also known as submersion pressure testing, is a method used to evaluate the integrity and durability of an object or system when exposed to underwater or submerged conditions. It is commonly employed in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, marine, and oil and gas.
During submerge pressure testing, the object or system is subjected to increased pressure while being fully immersed in a liquid, typically water or another suitable fluid. The purpose of this test is to simulate the conditions the object or system may encounter when submerged, such as in underwater environments or when exposed to high water pressures.
The test involves placing the object or system in a pressure chamber or tank that is capable of creating and maintaining the desired pressure levels. The chamber is then filled with the liquid medium, completely submerging the object. The pressure is gradually increased to the specified level, and the object is held at that pressure for a predetermined duration to assess its performance under the intended conditions.
Submerge pressure testing can reveal potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities in the object or system, such as leaks, structural failures, or malfunctions that could occur under high-pressure underwater conditions. It helps ensure that the tested object or system meets the required safety standards and performance criteria.
Common examples of applications for submerge pressure testing include assessing the water resistance of electronic devices, evaluating the integrity of underwater cables, testing the durability of submersible vehicles, radiators or equipment, and verifying the effectiveness of seals and gaskets used in underwater applications.
It is important to note that pressure testing should be conducted by trained professionals in controlled environments to ensure safety and accurate results. At Custom Creek Fabrications, this testing as well as our other services are available for your next project. Finally, contact us today!