What is hydrostatic head pressure? Let’s examine the wordsto better understand the meaning of hydrostatic.•Hydro meaning liquid•Static meaning unchanging.•Pressure is a force exerted over an area.Which of leads us to the following;It is a pressure that is generated by the weight of the liquiddue to gravity. The taller the height of a liquid column thegreater the force, which is expressed as pounds per squareinch (psi) for our purposes. The Hydro (liquid) of interest onthe exam is water, since it is the primary liquid we use for Hydrostatic testing. Other liquids can be and are used.
Hydrostatic Head of Water Overview