Testing is critical for valves to ensure reliability of design, for safe operation and to meet the demands of your project. To adapt to changes in industry standards and our customers’ demands we continue to invest in our dedicated testing facility to carry out essential and project critical testing to ensure safe and reliable operations. With the aim of de-risking your project, a number of tests are performed to certify valve performance and ensure lifetime reliability of the equipment in situ. Our established range of in house testing facilities include the capabilities to undertake pressure, fire, hyperbaric, temperature, endurance and emissions testing.
From our significant experience of qualification programmes, new product introductions, and research and development, we ensure we provide you with advise on the best course of action to complete testing programmes quickly, efficiently and to schedule. Working to a number of recognised testing standards including the American Petroleum Institute (API) and ANSI standards, we are also known across the industry for working with other valve businesses as part of our BVAA membership to help shape industry standards of the future. Working collaboratively with like-minded valve organisations ensures we develop standards for safe and reliable valve operations, even in the most extreme environments.
To adapt to the changing demands of unconventionals in the oil and gas industry, we’ve invested in new technology to deliver testing at simulated water depths of 4500m (450 bar). Housing a number of hyperbaric chambers, our equipment can accommodate valves across a range of sizes, offering testing to 453 bar or 6,675 psi, and temperatures from ambient to -2*C. The facility is also home to one of the largest available chambers in the oil and gas industry with a usable diameter of 2.5m.
Through an industry and academic collaboration with Newcastle University, the centre will also be involved in undertaking industry and academic research which will help to shape the future landscape of subsea developments. By combining our expertise in this sector we continue to evolve technologies to find new and efficient subsea solutions.
For more information about our hyperbaric test centre please visit www.tynesubsea.com