Pressure Testing of Plastic Pipes and Fittings
As a driver, how many times have you cursed when you are held up at temporary traffic lights where a stack of blue, yellow or brown pipes are being laid?
You've probably guessed that the blue ones are for water, the yellow for gas and the brown for drainage and waste water.
Well, perhaps you should be grateful that, thanks to BITS, the chances of you being held up at the same place shortly afterwards because a pipe has failed have been minimised.
Who would have thought that plastic pipe testing would be so helpful to the motorist!
B.I.T.S. has a fully equipped, modern pressure product testing facility for the testing of plastic pipes used in the Gas and Water industries. As well as gas pipe testing and water pipe testing, B.I.T.S. also performs HDPE pipe testing, PVC-U pipe testing, PE pipe testing, and pressure pipe testing.
There are nine temperature controlled water baths and a total of 102 pressure test points available in our facility.
The joints between sections of pipe are alco critical to the integrity of pipe installations. B.I.T.S. performs a range of joint testing including push fit pipe fitting testing and electro fusion fitting testing.
Here's a techie note - Pipe and Fittings Testing is carried out at temperatures from 20°C up to 100°C on pipes from 10mm outside diameter upwards.
And don't worry; if test pipes can't be supplied with end caps already fitted, we have comprehensive range of mechanical end caps covering most metric and imperial sizes of pipe and we'll use those!
The main features of the B.I.T.S. product testing facility are:
· Long Term pressure pipe testing at pressures up to 55 bar
· Burst Testing available at pressures up to 120 bar
· Cyclic pressure testing rig available for testing domestic central heating pipes and fittings to BS 7291
· Tensile testing on Instron 100kN and Zwick 250kN tensile testing machines
· Thermal Cycling / test rig for domestic pipes and fittings - BS 7291
· UKAS Accreditation.
Nothing is potentially more serious, disruptive or fatal than a building failure arising from defects, breakages or leakages.
Trading Standards Testing
The Trading Standards officers of all County Councils have a very wide range of products and services to check on.
Building Investigation and Testing Services (Surrey) Ltd
Quarryside Business Park
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate
Watercolor, Thornton Side
Redhill, Surrey RH1 2LJ
Tel: +44 (0)1737 765432
Fax: +44 (0)1737 765431
Mob: +44 (0)7802 524667