Confirming the performance of advanced technologies in a real-world scenario
Full-scale testing allows us to confirm the performance of advanced technologies in a real-world scenario, while at the same time providing us with a vehicle for validating and calibrating numerical models.
There is no substitute for proving numerical models through full-scale testing. We live by the Ronald Reagan saying, “Trust, but verify.”
For oil and gas operators, full-scale testing allows us to better understand their systems’ capacities, including the assessment of features, defects, and anomalies. We’ve worked with pipeline operators worldwide to help them quantify the effects of anomalies on their systems’ integrity.
Using our ICAD process (Inspection, Categorization, Assessment, and Determination), we help operators determine the best course of action to ensure their continued safe operation. The result is a start-to-stop process for assisting operators with defect detection and assessment, risk reduction, and decision making.
STATIC PRESSURE TESTING
We have the capability to complete hydrostatic proof, leak, and burst testing of pipes, fittings, valves, and other equipment up to 60,000 psig liquid and 20,000 psig gas.
ADV’s 100-kip load frame can complete tension/compression, fatigue, and toughness tests on sub-scale samples. An attached environmental chamber rated from 350F to -50F allows for elevated and low temperature sub-scale testing.
CYCLIC PRESSURE TESTING
Our three pressure cycle systems can complete up to 10,000 cycles per day on various pipe diameters up to 3,000 psig.
SPECIALTY FIXTURE DESIGN, FABRICATION, & TESTING
We specialize in the design and fabrication of custom test fixtures to complete any external, thermal, or internal pressure loading scenario. Our experienced test engineers will work with you to take a basic test concept from design to testing.
Our three or four-point bending frame has a capacity of 3,000,000 ft-lbf and can accommodate pipes up to 32-inch diameter and 30-feet in length
DATA AND INSTRUMENTATION
Our test facility contains premier data acquisition equipment and uses of all forms of instrumentation including pressure, load, strain, displacement, and temperature. We also have a digital image correlation (DIC) system to map surface strain fields and a Creaform 3D scanner with PipeCheck software.
COLD TEMPERATURE TESTING
Our test chamber is 20’x8’x7’ and capable of testing to -50° F
LOW AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURE TESTING
Our shielded environmental test chambers are capable of temperatures between 350F to -60F and can accommodate a variety of sample sizes.