HPHT Autoclave for Mechanical Testing with Pressure Booster System

(Ref: SO606 AMT)

Large volume autoclave, high pressure, high temperature testing with mechanical loading capabilities. The autoclave system includes a pressure booster system using corrosive, gaseous and liquid media typical in oil and gas production and downstream systems. Test media includes concentrated aqueous chloride brines, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, organic acids, and hydrocarbons including methane.

The autoclave for mechanical testing (AMT) is positioned within a purpose-built ergonomic framework. The autoclave system has removable upper and lower plugs, both of which are clamped into the autoclave body using a 2-segment clamping method. The autoclave vessel closure plugs and the clamps are attached to hydraulically actuated slide ways that allow movement in 3-axis.

The temperature and test media contained within the pressure vessel are controlled via an HMI control panel, whilst the pressure is controlled by the pressure booster system. Pre-mixed hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen in specific quantities are pressurised in the autoclave using a multi-stage pump arrangement. The pressure booster system and all the associated valves are controlled via an HMI control panel.

Testing is carried out remotely via an HMI control panel which is housed safely outside of the test environment.

Pressure260 bar (3,771 psi)
Temperature-10°C to +325°C
Bore sizeØ360mm to 440mm depth
Volume45 litre
Ports and PenetrationsMultiple
Material of constructionCarbon Steel Alloy/ Hastelloy
Test MediaCorrosive liquid and gas mixture