Technobell’s GRP Pipe Hydro-Testing Machine:  Faster, Stronger & Safer

Technobell’s Continuous Winding Machines are now able to reach the record production speed, even 60m/h. This allows the reduction of pipe production cost, something that all pipe producers are looking for.

In order to follow the high pipe production output, Technobell`s technical department has developed the latest generation Hydro-Testing Machine which is capable to test 100% of pipes produced at a maximum speed. This is rendered possible thanks to its completely automatic, PLC based control system. All technical aspects have been thought in order to make the Hydro-Testing Machine safe, easy to use and most efficient of its kind.

All Hydro-Testing Machine’s features allow the testing process to be performed by only one operator in absolute safety.

Our Hydro-Testing Machine has been designed to withstand up to 1,350 ton of end thrust load with a safety factor of 1.5 which is the highest among this type of machines available on the market. Moreover, all testing data are recorded and can be shared with QC via LAN connection.

The pump piping capacity has been sized in order to reach a testing pressure of up to 100 bars which allows the user to perform a burst test even on a DN 1000 mm pipe.

In the figure below you can see a comparison between Continuous Winding Machine production time and the Hydro-Testing Machine testing speed using the relevant standards (ISO 7511, AWWA C950, BS 5480).