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Self-Contained Pressure Testing Systems for Buoyancy Product and Technology Testing

It’s great to see another recently completed test system, designed, manufactured and now installed for a global engineering group focussed on buoyancy material testing for simulating variable ocean depths for rigorous product and technology testing.

Self-contained pressure test systems, where all elements of the system are integrated within a custom designed enclosure to minimise the footprint and maximise operator protection.

The fully automated control system accurately controls pre-defined test procedures to simulate harsh environmental conditions, monitoring the programmed pressure and temperature cycles, time and date for full test reporting data.

Key features of this pressure testing system include:

Max. working pressures up to 14,500 psi
Fully operational testing facility; providing a complete turnkey solution
Automated pressure and temperature control system including remote access for instant customer support
Accurate data logging and reporting capabilities

Hyperbaric Testing Vessel for Simulating Extreme Ocean Depths

We recently had the pleasure of exporting this specially designed 700 bar manual chock pressure testing vessel to a world-leading underwater robotics manufacturer based in Germany.

These medium sized pressure vessels are ideally suited for performing verification and factory acceptance testing small to medium sized subsea components. Pressure tolerant thrusters, drives, sensors, batteries and electronic components.

Our systems are extensively used for testing electrical components, hoses, cables, feed through penetrators and subsea flexible riser buoyancy modules in-line with API16F and API17L.

Pressure Test System for a Mission-Critical Interconnect Manufacturer

A pressure vessel designed for simulating the harshest environments. Our engineers worked closely with our customer to produce this 1,138 bar (16,500psi), 22.4 litres, Ø153mm x 1219m deep pressure vessel.

A simple breech lock closure for easy opening and closing functionality enabling quick loading, testing and product change out and has an Integral Safety Interlock System. The vessel has multiple ports and penetrations.

Turnkey Pressure Testing System - Destination Italy

Designed for simulating deep ocean conditions, testing technologically advanced subsea components for a long-standing customer of ours, a world-leading oilfield services provider.

This 1000mm ID x 3000mm deep, KWik-Lok closure pressure vessel will operate at 495 bar, with an automated pressure control system with HMI control panel, fill/drain system complete with data logging capabilities, access platform and closure/test component parking frame. Our KW engineers will install, commission and train up the Italian operators.

HPHT Conditioning Pressure Vessels

Shrink fitting process… in the process of pressure vessel liner assemblies, shrink fitting an internal hastelloy pressure vessel liner into a 316 stainless steel pressure vessel body. An external heat source is applied to the vessel body whilst our environmental chamber chills the liner to -70°C, then for final machining when their temperature returns to ambient.

There are two of these 33 litre high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) solution conditioning pressure vessels being produced, one for operating at 300 bar/300°C with the other operating at 172 bar/180°C. These are for one of our long-standing customers, a world-leading specialist aggressive environment testing facility.

KWik-Lok Closure Hyperbaric Test System

Our innovatively designed quick-acting KWik-Lok closure completes this fully automated pressure vessel designed for testing technologically advanced subsea components for deep ocean simulation for our customer, the world’s leading oilfield services provider.

495 bar, 1000mm ID x 3000mm deep with an automated pressure control system, HMI control panel, fill/drain system complete with data logging capabilities, access platform and closure parking frame for easily and safely handling and transferring the test component. When it’s safe to do so, our fully qualified and experienced KW personnel will install and commission with full operator training.

Innovative Pressure Testing System

An industry leader in the manufacture, development and supply of magnesium products to the technology industry worldwide engaged with KW Designed Solutions for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of an innovative pressure testing system.

Our manual pressure control system allows the operator to control the fill, purge and drain valves, it also incorporates a pressure relief valve for added safety and a pressure transmitter for data logging. Maximum operating pressure of 1034 bar (15,000 psi) and temperatures from 0 to 50°C.

Automation and Control Systems Integration

KW Designed Solutions design and manufacture intelligent solutions to automate and control customer and industry specific environmental conditions and functional operations for our Pressure Vessel Systems.

Typical applications requiring automation and control include Pressure and Temperature Control Profiles, Internal Tooling, Mate/De-mate Functionality, Agitation Functionality, Vessel Tilt, Data Logging and Safety Interlock Systems.

Bolted Closure Pressure Vessel with Temperature Control and Agitation for R&D Testing

This 700 bar Bolted Closure Special Purpose Pressure Vessel was designed to be used for asphaltene deposition studies.

Under controlled thermodynamic parameters, the dynamic of a well flow at the production stage will be reproduced to create particles deposition on the vessel’s wall. Four ports in the closure, two ports in the base of the vessel body. Semi-Automated Control System. Temperature: Ambient to 150°C.

Manual Chock Closure Pressure Vessel

The KW Designed Solutions – Manual Chock Closure Pressure Vessel provides the end user with a quicker closure that has been innovatively engineered as a safe and easier alternative to the bolted closure for medium-sized pressure vessels.

This type of pressure vessel is used for F.A.T. or production testing of subsea electrical components, hoses, cables, feed through penetrators and subsea flexible riser buoyancy modules or (DBMs) in-line with API standards.

Permeation Cell

KW Designed Solutions designed and manufactured to test a polymer’s resistance to passing sour gas through it under high-pressure and high-temperature test conditions, to be housed in an environmental test chamber. Pressure: 1380 bar. Temperature: 250°C.

Special Purpose Pressure Vessels with Mate/De-mate Functionality

KW Designed Solutions has developed and engineered a range of special purpose pressure vessels which have automatic mate/de-mate mechanisms incorporated into their design to meet these strict testing requirements in line with API Standards.

Special Purpose Pressure Vessel with Manual Pressure Control System

This special purpose pressure vessel is a Ø218mm x 4m, 135 litre horizontal pressure vessel with a quick-acting breech lock closure at the operational end and a bolted closure at the non-operational end, capable of both hydrostatic and hyperbaric pressure testing at a controlled rate. The system has a supporting framework, a lifting frame (with manual hoists), product support tooling, and enclosure panelling.

KWik-Lok Closure Pressure Vessel

Rapid opening, closing and entry into the vessel with the simple rotation of the hand wheel mechanism. The example shown has a 350mm x 1m bore depth, 400 Bar MWP to simulate depths of 4000 MSW (13,000 ft). Designed for testing Subsea Connectors, Electrical Components, Penetrators, Buoyancy Products, Sensors, Valves, Hose/Cable Assemblies and complete Harness Assemblies in line with API and Norsok standards.

Actuated Chock Closure Pressure Vessel

Hyperbaric testing system for qualifying underwater transponders and subsea electronic communications equipment, favoured by many of our blue-chip companies in the Subsea sectors. The ease of handling, safe and quick acting features of the Closure provide our customers with the right choice of design suited for their in-house operating requirements.

Typically the these types of pressure testing vessels are used for FAT testing and production testing subsea electrical components, hose and cable assemblies, electrical penetrators, buoyancy products, subsea sensors and valves.

Hydraulic Actuated Chock Pressure Vessel

See the final steps of the assembly and installation of the KW Designed Solutions 1.8m x 7m 525 Bar Pressure Vessel, designed and manufactured for production testing of Distributed Buoyancy Modules. With an automated Hydraulic Chock Closure system that takes less than 1min to open and close, it makes for an extremely fast turnaround between tests.

Breech Lock Closure Pressure Vessel

Popular choice for customers who work within the Oil & Gas and Subsea industry sectors,  the Breech Lock Closure Pressure Vessel with Pressure Control System is ideal for qualification, FAT & production testing of Subsea Electrical Modules (SEM), CIMVs, ROV components, Well Intervention Tools and Subsea Assemblies in line with API 6A.

High Performance Seal Testing Vessel

Pressure Vessel Rig for testing High Performance Seals for any application in the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Motorsport and Pharmaceutical industries, where rigorous testing is essential. Static and Dynamic Seal Testing. 1550 Bar. -70°C to +250°C. Rotary and linear action. Stainless Steel 316 Construction.

Beacon Pressure Testing System

The testing department of Eaton MEDC required a pressure testing system to fully facilitate the assembly, movement, loading, testing, draining, drying, and disassembly of their worldwide certified Beacon range of products designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and harsh environmental conditions, for both offshore and onshore use.

Providing test pressures from 1 to 50 bar (725 psi). Automated pressure control system with pre-defined programmable with data logging and reporting capabilities.

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