Burst Test: The Big Bang!

before the burst test

Recently we had the chance again to perform a so-called burst test. For this test a pipe sample is closed at the ends, filled with water and then subjected to a very high pressure. Depending on the design of the pipe wall thickness the test may end with a big bang!

This time our test sample was a special kind of pipe. We tested the patented ip tubes of the company La Mont GmbH. These pipes are used especially for heat exchangers. Due to the special surface structure they offer an increased heat transfer while achieving the same material stability as smooth-bore tubes.

after the burst test

This material stability was successfully proven by our burst test. At ca. 500 bar – as calculated beforehand – the tube gave in with a bang. The resulting crack was located between the welding seam and the structured surface area.

If you need a qualified business partner for your burst test: We look forward to hearing from you!

Your Dosch Team