High Pressure Testing Systems Incorporating Specialist Application Tooling

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Our engineering knowledge, experience and ability has enabled us to develop and incorporate customer specific specialist application tooling into our high pressure testing systems, setting us apart from other pressure testing vessel manufacturers.

By creating a realistic testing platform, this enables the simulation of in-service challenging operating environments and applications, providing our customers with industry-standard testing conditions. The integration of tooling to be able to manipulate the components whilst under pressure can also replicate the actual functionality of the Equipment Under Test or Device Under Test (EUT or DUT) with crucial data acquisition.

Most high pressure testing is conducted to replicate real-world applications; ranging from materials research to quality assurance. The vast majority of high pressure testing vessels and equipment, available on the current market, only provides a basic test platform for replicating standard environments.

We have pioneered many designs for world-renowned companies and world-leading research and academic institutions to meet the most demanding and stringent testing standards. Using our experience and advanced innovative engineering, we can incorporate specific features to transform a simple high pressure testing vessel into an advanced high pressure testing system for replicating extremely harsh environments and challenging applications.

Realistic In-service Operating Environments:

  • Downhole Environment – H2S Sour Gas and Hostile Environments
  • Extreme Subsea Environments (Up To 5,000 MSW)
  • HPHT (Up To 2000 Bar At 325°C)
  • Ultra-Deepwater Exploration, Drilling and Extraction of Hydrocarbons (Up To 60,000 PSI)

Typical Industry Testing Standards:

  • API 16F – Marine Drilling Riser Equipment
  • API 17F (ISO13628-6) – Subsea Production Control Systems
  • API 6A (ISO 10423) PSL 1, 2, 3, 3G & PR2 – Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment
  • ASTM E647 – Fatigue Crack growth propagation (da/dN)
  • ASTM G129 – Slow Strain Rate Testing SSRT and Constant Extension Rate Tensile Testing CERT
  • ASTM G38, G49, G64, G139 – Stress-Corrosion Testing
  • EFC Publication No. 16 & No. 17 – Material and testing requirements for Carbon, Low Alloy Steels and Corrosion Resistant Alloys for H2S containing environments in Oil and Gas Production
  • NACE TM0177 – Resistance to Stress Corrosion Cracking in H2S Environments
  • NACE TM0198 – Slow Strain Rate Test Method for Screening Corrosion-Resistant Alloys (CRAs) for Stress Corrosion Cracking in Sour Oilfield Service
  • NACE TM0284 – Resistance to Hydrogen-Induced Cracking HIC

Types of Specialist Application Tooling:

  • Electrical and Hydraulic Connector – Wet Mate/ De-Mate, QCDC, Make and Break Connections
  • Electrical Penetrators and Feed-throughs
  • EUT and DUT manipulation devices
  • Instrumented Buoyancy Loss IBL Tooling
  • Mechanical Testing Devices – Tensile, Compression, Rotary and Axial
  • Media Agitators – Stirring, Mixing and Agitation
  • Temperature control Systems – Internal and External Heating and Cooling
  • Tilt Mechanisms – Multiple Test Orientation

High Pressure Testing with Agitation Systems

High pressure vessels with integral agitation and mixing systems for distrubuting environmental conditions within the pressure testing vessel.

pressure vessel system with integrated high-pressure agitation and mixing systems
pressure vessels which have automatic mate/de-mate mechanisms used whilst pressure testing subsea wet-mate electrical connectors

High Pressure Testing with Mate/ De-Mate Actuation

Automated mate/ de-mate mechanisms incorporated into the pressure vessel design to meet strict testing requirements in line with API Standards used for subsea connector testing.

High Pressure Testing Systems with Temperature Control

Developed and engineered high pressure testing vessels with temperature control systems incorporated into their design.

Pressure vessels with temperature control systems incorporated into their design
pressure vessels with tilting mechanisms; allowing vertical, horizontal or any position dependent on the pressure testing requirements

Tilting Pressure Vessels

Vertical, horizontal or a specific position, dependant on specific pressure testing system requirements.

High Pressure Mechanical Testing Systems

Advanced mechanical testing devices incorporated into the pressure vessel design which allows for materials technology testing to be carried out at high temperature, high pressure and within aggressive media.

Pressure vessels with highly advanced mechanical testing devices incorporated into their design to measure certain properties such as elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, fracture toughness, impact resistance, stress rupture and fatigue; determining the suitability of a material or component for a given application
Pressure testing system with actuation functionality which allows the user to apply a load, create a mechanical advantage or operate a valve or mechanism within the pressure vessel whilst pressure testing a product or component

High Pressure Testing Systems with Actuation

Actuation systems are integrated neatly into the pressure vessel design to provide additional functionality; allowing the user to apply a load, create a mechanical advantage or operate a valve or mechanism within the pressure vessel whilst at variable pressures and temperatures.

IBL Testing Systems – Instrumented Buoyancy Loss Tooling

We develop and engineer high pressure vessel systems specifically for carrying out Instrumented Buoyancy Loss (IBL) testing of subsea syntactic foam buoyancy products in line with API 17L (ISO 13628-11)

IBL Testing IBL Tooling
Magnetic agitators and stirrers for high temperature, high-pressure sour gas H2S in HPHT pressure testing applications

High Pressure Testing with Magnetic Agitators and Stirrers

We provide an advanced range of high pressure systems with integrated agitation and mixing systems; utilising a leak-free magnetic coupling to negate the use of rotary seals.

High Pressure Testing Systems with Media Separation

The integration of a pressure media separator into a pressure control system, ensures precise control is maintained, without subjecting the equipment to media that could cause damage or premature wear.

Integrated pressure media separator into our pressure vessel and control system; maintaining precise pressure control, without subjecting equipment to media that could damage equipment