Florida Gas Transmission Mainline Hydrostatic Test
Preparations For The Test

In order to help ensure a successful test outcome the first time the hydrotest is performed, Florida Gas Transmission Company conducted a variety of significant test preparations. These preparations included the following activities:
  • Inspecting the interior of the entire system using a process known as "smart-pigging", well in advance of the hydrotest, in order to detect any potentially significant anomalies in the line;
  • Correcting any such anomalies either by repairing or by completely replacing the segment of pipe; and
  • Building the facilities required to conduct the hydrotest on the pipeline.
This same hydrotest has recently been successfully completed on other sections of our pipeline system, in Martin, Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties. Testing in Miami-Dade County began in February 2011. The test for this 9.5-mile section in northwest Miami-Dade County was conducted early morning on Friday, October 30, 2015.