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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Contractor shall perform Boiler Hydrostatic Test before and after boiler overhaul and submit both reports to the Administering Department for this Contract.
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.