boiler hydrostatic test

boiler hydrostatic test

[′bȯil·ər hī·drə′stad·ik ′test]
(mechanical engineering)
A procedure that employs water under pressure, in a new boiler before use or in old equipment after major alterations and repairs, to test the boiler's ability to withstand about 1½ times the design pressure.
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The construction of the Plum Point Project is over 80% complete and the boiler hydrostatic test (a major milestone) was accomplished on July 14, 2009.