Florida Gas Transmission 14-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 Martin, Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Testing in Hillsborough County began in September 2014. The test window for the 17.0-mile section in eastern Hillsborough County was set for early morning, Friday, 3 October 2014.