KW Designed Solutions engineers working closely with our customer and designed a pressure testing system equipped to test advanced gas lift technologies and assemblies more productively, safely, easier and faster.
The test system has the ability to accommodate and test a range of existing product assemblies and to perform testing on larger diameter assemblies in the future.
The pressure test chamber is designed to have an operating pressure of 700 bar (10,000 psi) having the capabilities of withstanding variable pressures to the product internally as well as applying variable pressures externally to the product – both hydrostatic and hyperbaric pressure at a controlled rate.
The pressure system comprises a pressure vessel with a manually operated pressure control system, supporting framework, lifting frame (with manual hoists), product support tooling and enclosure panelling.
The pressure testing vessel has permanent electrical feedthroughs to the product on test to facilitate operating the component assembly and recording the test products pressure data. Specific ports and penetrations were designed to allow for the monitoring of the product under test conditions.
Our quick-access breech lock closure has been incorporated into the operational end with a bolted closure integrated into the non-operational end.
The pressure control system is designed to maintain and control variable and pre-defined pressure regimes around the test products internal and external surroundings with the ability to pass fluids internally and externally of the product, or vice versa.
The system has data logging capabilities for capturing accurate pressure vessel and test product measurements for storing and reporting test results, as well as viewing logs during a test.