Florida Gas Transmission 16-Inch St. Petersburg Lateral 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
  • Coordinating with all involved regulatory and permitting agencies and project stakeholders.
This same hydrotest has recently been successfully completed on other sections of our pipeline in Pinellas, Martin, Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Testing in Polk and Hillsborough Counties began in March 2018. The test window for the 5.6-mile section of pipeline in Polk and Hillsborough Counties (Section #2) was set for early morning, Thursday, April 5th, 2018.