Gas Line Pressure Testing

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Ensure Proper Gas Pressure Readings

Sanz Plumbing LLC provides professional gas line pressure testing in Fort Washington, MD. Only a professional should handle these tests to ensure the safety of health risks. Call us at 202-793-4722 to get started, our team is trained and certified to handle these tests.

Residential Gas Line Pressure Testing

When it comes to gas line pressure testing there are different standards in each area that are determined by state codes and gas company requirements. Typically states require that gas lines hold pressure for a set time varying from 30 minutes to 4 hours at 6 psi to 30 psi. A residential pressure test could include pumping the line with 20 psi and holding the pressure for four hours with less than a 2 psi drop.

A pressure test should only be done by a professional with personal protective equipment. The most common injuries involved with pressure testing are accidents with flying objects from eye injuries to lacerations.

Passing an Inspection

to pass a gas line pressure test gas lines have to hold a specific psi for the length of time mandated by local codes. When testing for leaks there are natural rises and drops in the gas line pressures.

It’s common in gas line inspections for gas lines to hold three times their working pressure load for at least 20 minutes. It’s acceptable if the gas line loses approximately 2 psi from a 20 psi test. However, if the line loses more than 10% of the pressure a leak is possible. This can reflect from a 30-minute to even a 24-hour test.

Keep in mind that seasons will affect gas line fluctuations. Hotter weather will cause gas line pressures to rise while cold will create a drop in pressure. It’s also normal to see drops overnight as they typically don’t indicate a leak.

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Sanz Plumbing LLC is here to assist you with gas line pressure testing in Fort Washington, MD. Contact us at 202-793-4722 to get started.