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  • #16
    Garagegadgets,
    Do you really leak test with pressureized air first? It seems to me that if a crack was to form, or worse yet a weld failed, you would end up with a bomb. I would think that is why they Hydro test tanks, probably because the potiental energy of uncompressible liquid is low relative to that of a compressible gas. Just a thought. Maybe you want to use water instead (although cleanup could be a bigger problem, and the pressure won't be as high as with air).
    Joshua

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    • #17
      Originally posted by jolane
      Garagegadgets,
      Do you really leak test with pressureized air first? It seems to me that if a crack was to form, or worse yet a weld failed, you would end up with a bomb. I would think that is why they Hydro test tanks, probably because the potiental energy of uncompressible liquid is low relative to that of a compressible gas. Just a thought. Maybe you want to use water instead (although cleanup could be a bigger problem, and the pressure won't be as high as with air).
      Joshua

      Joshua, when I pressurize a tank I use between 1 and 3 psi of air depending on the size of the tank. There are some tanks that are not removable and some are to large to be moved. Try filling a thousand gallon fuel tank with water only to have to drain it because you have a pin hole in your weld from a piece of contamination. You have to use common sense when your working with this kind of stuff or you will not be around long to talk about it.

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