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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.