To determine the characteristics and suitability of a material or component for a given application, a series of mechanical tests are carried out to measure certain properties - elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, fracture toughness, impact resistance, stress rupture and fatigue amongst others.
KW Designed Solutions has developed and engineered Pressure Vessels with highly advanced Mechanical Testing devices incorporated into their design that allow these tests to be carried out at high temperature, high pressure and within an aggressive media.
Pressure Vessels with Mechanical Testing mechanisms provide customers the ability to carry out mechanical testing on components in environments that replicate the actual service conditions of applications in sectors including oil and gas, aerospace and nuclear.
The performance of materials and joints in aggressive environments can be tested; measuring the effect of the conditions on a part's mechanical properties, determining flaw tolerances and providing accelerated aging data for a material without the need for a separate Mechanical Testing Machine.
Applications and Customer Uses
Our mechanical testing devices are incorporated into Pressure Vessels and Autoclaves for customers providing testing services in Materials Research Centres. Our customers conduct testing to determine safe operating limits for materials, to replicate extreme site conditions in laboratory conditions, perform accelerated age testing and validate materials and joining techniques for aggressive environments.
Project examples to follow
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KW Designed Solutions Ltd, KW Group, Drumhead Road, Chorley North Business Park, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 7DE. United Kingdom.
Designed and manufactured in the UK.