As a leading rental provider, United Rentals carries low-pressure air testing equipment, used to test pipe joints and sewer installation. Drops in air pressure within a pipe system can lead to pipeline failure, which is why testing is critical for long-term pipeline success. Low-pressure air testing is a form of testing used for checking line acceptance, testing pipe joints and installing sewer lines. Our inventory features air test control panels, portable tools used to monitor compressor pressure and plug and test pressure. Additionally, we offer 50-ft. triple hoses, designed to be used in tandem with testing equipment. Trust United Rentals’ low-pressure air testing equipment for rent for all your line acceptance needs.
Learn more about low-pressure air testing equipment in our FAQ section below.
Air pressure tests use pressurized air to quickly test for leaks in connected pipe systems. After capping or closing off all open ends, casing hoses or lines, connect an air compressor and your testing device to the pipe and monitor the gauge for changes. If the gauge changes after 15 minutes, you may have a leak.
For safety reasons, it is recommended that you never test PVC or plastic pipes with air, as it is dangerous and inaccurate. Instead, PVC pipe pressure should be tested with water. Need more help? Contact our trench safety experts for further guidance.