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1.

0 PURPOSE
1.1 The purpose of this document is to provide instructions for the air pressure testing of Tanks.

2.0 SCOPE
2.1 Production, Engineering, RF Department, Quality Department

3.0 RECORDS
3.1 Tank Pressure Test Sheet. These pressure test sheets are part of the quality record for the job in
question, and thus will form part of SEIs quality records.

4.0 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS


4.1 Air testing drawing with recommended air pressure
4.2 Quality control sheet

5.0 DEFINITIONS
5.1 None

6.0 RESPONSIBILITY
6.1 The RF Department is responsible for pressure testing.
6.2 The engineering department is responsible for establishing test pressures, procedures and
acceptance criteria.

7.0 TOOLS, GAGES, FIXTURES


7.1 Air pump, calibrated pressure gauge, fittings, isolation ball valve, LeakTec.

8.0 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS


8.1 Trained personnel must remain with the tank while inflating.
8.2 For tanks over 20,000 USG, do NOT allow the test pressure to exceed 0.50 PSI.
8.3 Test area must be free of sharp objects and debris.

9.0 INSTRUCTIONS
9.1 Tank test pressure shall appear on the inspection drawing.
9.2 Connect the air pump to the Tank. Use only the approved test fitting with a Calibrated Pressure
Gauge. The test fitting must be installed in the tank flange.
9.3 The Calibrated Pressure gauge will have a calibration sticker on it, with an expiry date. If there
is no sticker, or if the sticker is worn away such that you cannot read the expiry date, or if the
date has expired, DO NOT USE THIS GAUGE. Inform the Quality Manager immediately, and have
them provide you with a Calibrated Pressure Gauge.
9.4 Open the ball valve, turn on the pump and fill the tank until the test pressure has been reached,
+/- 0.025 psi (half a graduation on the gauge).
9.5 Check fitting connections with LeakTec. Do not use leaking fittings. Inform your supervisor if the
fitting needs repair.
9.6 Allow the Tank to sit pressurized for 30 minutes. After this period, adjust the pressure to the test
pressure, +/- 0.025 psi, if required. Record the pressure on the QC Checklist.
Air Testing Tanks
WORK INSTRUCTION
JWI-750-001-044512

9.7 Coat each end seams, corners and safely accessible panel seams with LeakTec and moitor for
visual evidence of leakage.
9.8 Mark the locations of all leaks on the tank with a Wax Marker.
9.9 Mark the location of all leaks on the Pressure Test Sheet.
9.10 Mark the location of any patches, made during production, on the Pressure Test Sheet.
9.11 Deflate the tank and dry the areas to be repaired.
9.12 Minor leaks can be repaired using the appropriate seam sealer.
9.13 Major leaks will require a welded patch, or removal of the leaking area and a larger rea welded
in. In some cases, the entire panel may need to be replaced.
9.14 Check the repaired tank against the Pressure Test Sheet to ensure that all leak locations have
been repaired.
9.15 After any repairs, re-pressurize the tank for 30 minutes, and inspect all repaired areas with
LeakTec. Indicate repair pass on the test sheet if no leak is found. Repeat steps 9.7 through
9.13 if additional leaks are found.
9.16 Allow the Tank to sit pressurized for 60 minutes from the first 30minutes indicated at 9.6 of
the instruction or 90 minutes from the beginning of testing. Record the pressure on the QC
Checklist. (Do not adjust the pressure).

Acceptance Criteria
Any pressure loss greater than 15% between the first and second hour is considered a failure of this
test. The tank must be re-examined for leaks.

After Testing
Remove test fittings, clean and dry the tank. Fold the tank to dimensions specified.
Attach a label to the tank with the Customer Name, Date, Part No. and Sales Order No.

Printed 12/22/14
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