Hydrostatic testing (pressure testing) is an essential design validation stage of downhole tools. We offer two testing options to the industry: Ultra high pressure testing chamber and a highly configurable lab for functional testing downhole hydraulic components.
Pressures downhole can be as high as 35,000 psi (241 MPa) which requires significant engineering efforts to design downhole tools capable of withstanding such demanding sealing and structural requirements. Pressure testing applies external hydrostatic forces on the tool to validate the seals and structural integrity.
Pressure pit: Vertical subsurface pressure testing chamber with 35,000 psi. Incorporates optional feed throughs for running wires and fluid capillary tubing into the test chamber.
Criteria driving end users' decisions for pressure testing:
Hydraulics are used in downhole tools for multiple purposes: mechanical movement, triggering valve actuations, flow management and pumping. Engineering teams designing these tools use functional testing for design validation and design refinement. Setting up functional testing requires equipment (pumps, meters, data recording, lifting equipment…), hardware (tubing, fittings, valves….), experienced testing staff which are expensive and time intensive to build. We offer on-demand testing which reduces testing project costs, reduces project timeline and we share invaluable best practices.
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