Holiday Tester

What is a Holiday Tester and Why You Need One?

Holiday testers are paramount in a wide range of applications. While the term holiday may evoke images of sunny coastlines and ice cream sundaes, in the pipeline industry, the term is used to define a flaw, crack, pinhole, or void within a coating. These discontinuities – whereby part of the coating has eroded or is missing – result in environmental exposure and, if left untreated, may impact the entire application by causing permanent and costly damage.

Holiday detection is essential to pick up on possible errors before they cause more significant harm. Flaws in a surface’s coating might be so minor that the naked eye cannot detect them, and this is why holiday testing is so essential. Without these machines, many flaws would be missed, and many systems compromised.

Types of Holiday Testers at Khomanani NDT

Here at Khomanani NDT, we have portable holiday testers and in-plant options available depending on your application. Mobile options are well suited for jobs where pipelines remain stationary. These machines are moved across the surface of the pip,  picking up any discrepancies as they go. Higher voltage models work well on thick surfaces – much like those found on pipelines. Lower voltage machines with a wet sponge, on the other hand, are better suited to applications with thinner film.

These machines work via specialised charged electrodes that effortlessly pass over the surface’s coating. If they encounter a holiday or a flaw, the current moves to the bottom conductive substrate and completes the circuit via a wire until the alarm is sounded. This alerts the operator to the holiday and allows them to deal with the defect. These non-destructive inspection machines allow operators to easily pick up problems and fix them before they cause greater problems. Wet sponge machines work in a similar way. However, these work best on much thinner coatings that are less than 20 ml. We are always on hand to advise you which machine would be best for the particular job.

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If you are looking for a comprehensive and reliable range of holiday testers, get in touch with our expert team today. We will gladly advise you about which machines are best suited for your applications and share our top tips on how to get the best from them. We have been around since 2004, and we’re a renowned supplier of the Pipeline Inspection Company, which was formed in Kansas City in 1953. We constantly ensure that our machinery is operating optimally, and proficiency testing occurs throughout the year. We pride ourselves on premium products and services and are always on hand to help.

We’re the place to be if you’re looking for holiday testers (both portable and in-plant), pig trackers, jeep meters, electrodes, or other NDT accessories. Browse our comprehensive range of products and get in touch with us by sending an email to [email protected]. Whatever your holiday tester or pipeline needs, we have you covered.

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