A Practical Perspective for Hydrotesting as an Integrity Management Tool

Please join us for a 60-minute webinar where we will discuss the utilization and benefits of a hydrostatic test as an integrity management assessment. As the regulatory environment continues to change, consideration of hydrostatic testing may increase as a tool to confirm the integrity of pipeline systems. We will attempt to provide a better understanding of both the benefits and limitations of hydrostatic testing.

What You Will Learn:

  • Reasons and scenarios to hydrostatic test versus alternatives
  • Development of a Hydrostatic Test plan
  • Benefits of hydrostatic testing
  • Limitations of hydrostatic testing

Presented on: January 19th, 2016

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About the Instructor

Mike Fraser

Mike Fraser


Michael B. Fraser is a Professional Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of pipeline experience within the oil and gas industry. In past roles, Michael was responsible for managing the implementation of the integrity management program for over 17,000 miles of pipe across the Western US. He has direct experience in pipeline integrity management including in-line inspection and hydrostatic testing. In addition, he also has experience in pipeline operations, facility design, pipeline construction, regulatory compliance, PHMSA audit support, storage operations and commercial operations for gas pipelines. Recently, Fraser successfully served as project manager on a $30 million EPC project to perform in-line inspections and hydrostatic testing on a 340 mile, 16 inch diameter pipeline.