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Test Equipment

Load/Force


6 Million Pound Load Frame
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6 Million Pound Load Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 6,000,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 4,700,000 lbs
  • Max Bending Capacity = 1,000,000 ft-lbs
  • Max Stroke = 72 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 44 feet

4 Million Pound Load Frame
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4 Million Pound Load Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 4,000,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 3,200,000 lbs
  • Max Bending Capacity = 500,000 ft-lbs
  • Max Stroke = 32 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 27 feet
  • N2 Pressure = 45 ksi
  • H2O Pressure = 60 ksi
  • Induction Heating to HPHT Conditions

3500 Kip Load Frame
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3500 Kip Load Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 3,500 kips (15.6 MN)
  • Max Compression Capacity = 3,500 kips (15.6 MN)
  • Max Bending Capacity = 400,000 ft-lbs (677.9 KN-m)
  • Max Stroke = 36 in (91.4 cm)
  • Max Sample Length = 30 ft (9.1 m)

3.3 Million Pound Load Frame
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3.3 Million Pound Load Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 3,300,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 3,000,000 lbs
  • Max Bending Capacity = 400,000 ft-lbs
  • Max Stroke = 36 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 11 feet
  • N2 Pressure = 45 ksi
  • H2O Pressure = 60 ksi
  • Induction heating to HPHT Conditions

3 Million Pound Load Frame
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3 Million Pound Load Frame

  • Maximum Load Capacity with 60” Travel
    • Tension = 3,000,000 lbs
    • Compression = 2,250,000 lbs
  • Data Acquisition System with up to 384 Channels
  • Frame Calibration Traceable to the NIST

2.5 Million Pound Load Frame
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2.5 Million Pound Load Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 2,500,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 2,500,000 lbs
  • Max Stroke = 24 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 180 inches
  • N2 Pressure to 45 ksi
  • H20 Pressure to 60 ksi
  • Induction Heating to HPHT Conditions

2 Million Pound Vertical Test Frame
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2 Million Pound Vertical Test Frame

  • Maximum Load Capacity with 60” Travel
    • Tension = 2,000,000 lbs
    • Compression = 1,500,000 lbs
  • Data Acquisition System with up to 384 Channels
  • Frame Calibration Traceable to the NIST

2 Million Pound Test Frame
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2 Million Pound Test Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 2,000,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 2,000,000 lbs
  • Max Bending Capacity = 120,000 ft-lbs
  • Max Stroke = 60 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 50 feet

1.0 Million Pound Test Frame
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1.0 Million Pound Test Frame

  • Max Tension Capacity = 1,000,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 1,000,000 lbs
  • Max Bending Capacity = 200,000 ft-lbs
  • Max Stroke = 30 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 45 feet

Mooring Rope Fatigue Frame
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Mooring Rope Fatigue Frame

  • Max Load = 346-kips/rope
  • Max Stroke = 78 feet
  • Max Sample Length = 115 feet
  • Designed to Test Four Sub-Ropes in Parallel

1 Million Pound Test Frame - D
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1 Million Pound Test Frame - D

  • Max Tension Capacity = 1,000,000 lbs
  • Max Compression Capacity = 1,000,000 lbs
  • Max Bending Capacity = 120,000 ft-lbs
  • Max Stroke = 10 feet
  • Max Sample Length = 22 inches
  • H20 Pressure to 60 ksi
  • Induction Heating to HPHT Conditions
  • N2 Pressure to 45 ksi

Torque


150 ft-kip Makeup/Breakout Station
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150 ft-kip Makeup/Breakout Station

  • Computerized Torque vs. Turns Control System
  • Torque vs. Turns Data Recorded and Plotted
  • Hydraulic Tongs to Fit Pipe Sizes from 10.75” to 22”
  • Torque Capacity to 150,000 ft-lbs
  • 7.5 Ton Jib Crane
  • 25 Ton Bridge Crane
  • One Floor Hole – 24” diameter x 20 ft deep
  • In-floor Hydraulic Back-up

90 & 85 ft-kip Makeup/Breakout Station
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90 & 85 ft-kip Makeup/Breakout Station

  • Computerized Torque vs. Turns Control System
  • Torque vs. Turns Data Recorded and Plotted
  • Hydraulic Tongs to Fit Pipe Sizes:
  • 7” to 14” (90,000 ft lb)
  • 2.375” to 8.625” (85,000 ft lb)
  • 5 Ton Jib Crane
  • 10 Ton Bridge Crane
  • One Floor Hole – 24” diameter x 20 ft deep
  • In-floor Hydraulic Back-up

Materials


Materials
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Materials

500,000 Pound Test Frame

  • Max Tension/Compression Capacity = 500,000 lbs
  • Max Stroke = 6 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 8 feet

110,000 Pound Test Frame

  • Max Tension/Compression Capacity = 110,000 lbs
  • Max Stroke = 6 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 8 feet

55,000 Pound Test Frame

  • Max Tension/Compression Capacity = 55,000 lbs
  • Max Stroke = 6 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 8 feet

22,000 Pound Test Frame

  • Max Tension/Compression Capacity = 22,000 lbs
  • Max Stroke = 6 inches
  • Max Sample Length = 2 feet

Pressure


Pressure Vessels and Chambers
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Pressure Vessels and Chambers

Vessel

Max Pressure (psi)

Max Inside Diameter (in)

Max Sample Length (ft)

1

30,000 *

4.5

15.5

2

30,000 *

5

15.5

3

30,000 *

10

14

4

30,000 *

10

10

5

20,000

6

1.5

6

20,000

5.75

21

7

20,000

4

12

8

20,000

4

3

9

15,000

11

6.5

10

15,000

5.75

24

11

6,000

14

4

12

5,900

42

22

13

4,750

26

11

14

3,700

22

20


Slip-On Pressure Chambers
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Slip-On Pressure Chambers

  • Max Working Pressure = 20,000 psi
  • Min Sample Diameter = 2.375 inches O.D.
  • Max Sample Diameter = 16 inches O.D.
  • Max Sample Length = 6 feet

Fatigue


Resonant Bending Fatigue Testing
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Resonant Bending Fatigue Testing

  • Seven machines for 3” to 24“ diameter samples; one machine for 20” to 36“ diameter samples; eight machines for 0.59” to 3“ diameter samples
  • Currently have tested from 0.59” to 36” diameter pipes
  • Stress ranges from very low to very high possible (typically 5 to 50 ksi range [35 to 350 MPa])
  • Cyclic rates typically about 2.5 million cycles per day
  • 24 hour / 7 day operation with automatic shutdowns if sample leaks, strain limit is exceeded, or pressure is lost
  • Alternating fatigue stresses monitored continuously throughout test
  • Post mortem dimensional and metallurgical evaluations to determine misalignment at crack and crack geometry

Drill String Friction and Casing/Riser Wear Testing
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Drill String Friction and Casing/Riser Wear Testing

  • Casing = 7 in. to 11.875 in. (plus coupons of larger casing / riser sizes)
  • Lateral Load = 10,000 ft-lbs
  • Rotary Speed = 155 RPM
  • Tool Joint Material = Steel / Hard Metal / Composites
  • Tool Joint Size = 3.75 in. (length) / 4.5 in. to 7 in. (diameter)
  • Drilling Fluid = Water or Synthetic Based Mud / Brine
  • Test Duration = 8 Hours or Until 100% Worn
  • Reciprocation Rate = 22 ft./hr. (approx.)