Create a new Hydrostatic Test in FieldLab Desktop

Create a new Hydrostatic Test in FieldLab Desktop

Create a custom hydrostatic test in FieldLab Desktop to run on a FieldLab.


This article will show you how to create a Hydrostatic Test in FieldLab Desktop. 

Once you create it, you can use a FieldLab and one or more Field Gauges/Process Meters to perform a Hydrostatic Test.

  • The FieldLab will read pressure. 
  • The Field Gauge(s)/Process Meter(s) will read temperature(s). 
  • The Field Gauge(s)/Process Meter(s) will transmit the temperature readings wirelessly to the FieldLab. 
  • The FieldLab will save all temperature and pressure readings to one data set, which can be downloaded to a PC.

Things you will need to create the test.

Things you will need to perform the test.


In FieldLab Desktop, select Test Modes.


Select New > Hydrostatic

On the Test Modes screen, select the New button, and then select Hydrostatic from the drop down menu.


Name the test

The name you enter will help you identify the test in your list of test modes in FieldLab Desktop and on the FieldLab once you sync the test.


Set the desired logging interval

Example: Record pressure and temperature once every second, once a minute, once an hour, etc.


Set the session duration

You can choose to manually stop the test yourself (Until Manual Stop), or set the test to automatically stop recording data after a certain amount of time, or after a specified number of points are logged.


Specify the pressure and temperature units you want the test to use.


Specify the number of temperatures inputs (one or two).

These settings will tell the FieldLab how many temperature inputs to include in the test. One temperature input is included by default, but you can add a second one if desired.

Field Gauges/Process Meters with temperature sensor and wireless radio will read temperature(s) and transmit the data to the FieldLab, where it will be saved, along with pressure data read by the FieldLab.


Optional: Select custom data fields to include in the saved test data.

You can create custom data fields to include with your tests. In FieldLab Desktop to to: Preferences > Test Modes > Custom Data Fields.

Step-by-step instructions here: Learn how to include custom data fields in your tests.


Save your changes.

Next Steps

Articles that walk you through the next things you'll need to do to run a Hydrostatic Test.

  • Add Test Modes to a FieldLab.
  • Run a Hydrostatic Test on a FieldLab.

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