What is TorqueStar™?
TorqueStar™ is a state of the art combined load testing system that simultaneously reproduces downhole loading conditions on tubulars and downhole equipment during all drilling and completion operations.
TorqueStar technology offers the ability to understand how the application of simultaneous torque with combined loading can ultimately affect the performance of equipment subjected to fatigue, overload, drift and sealability.
Now, for the first time, these tests can be performed under both static and dynamic combined loads in a fully instrumented laboratory environment for tubular connections or downhole tools. This negates the need for operating a drilling rig and paying its associated day rate to perform real world simulations – a cost-prohibitive proposition.
TorqueStar technology applies controlled torque, under combined axial bending, tension and pressure loads to simulate dynamic or static conditions for fatigue overload, drift, and sealability. Furthermore, a full simulation can be performed instead of having to move from one frame to another frame to simulate different separate loading conditions.