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Bend Tests on High Strength Pipe—January 2004
A series of buckling tests were conducted on internally pressurized, 52-inch OD high strength pipe. The tests were performed in C-FER's Universal Testing System (UTS), a 3.4 million pound servo-hydraulically controlled tension and compression testing machine.
C-FER's pipeline group has been awarded 3 recent contracts in Canada, Brazil and Saudi Arabia to carry out quantitative risk assessment and develop risk-based inspection plans for a number of pipelines, using the PIRAMID software.
These contracts result from our recent focus on using the products of our research and development work to provide engineering services. They highlight C-FER's international reputation in the area of risk-based planning.
C-FER has just completed the development of a set of guidelines for reliability-based design and assessment of onshore pipelines and a software product called PRISM to carry the required calculations.
These pioneering products, which were sponsored by BP and TCPL, will facilitate the application of reliability concepts to make design and operational decisions that save money and improve overall safety.
Contact: Maher Nessim, Director, Pipelines & Structures
C-FER Technologies Wins International Pipeline Award—September 2002
C-FER Technologies' expertise in pipeline integrity was recognized internationally when four C-FER researchers received an award for their study that "enhanced the integrity, reliability and environmental performance of energy pipelines around the world."
Qishi Chen, Mark Stephens, Tom Zimmerman and Maher Nessim (l to r) received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Pipeline Research Council International Inc. (PRCI).
Deepwater Pipeline Collapse Testing—May 2002
An Argentinian-based company contracted C-FER's specialized expertise in ultra-deepwater pipeline testing. C-FER completed tests on prototype line pipe samples for the Centre for Industrial Research, the R & D centre for the engineering and industrial companies of TECHINT, part of the Tenaris group of companies.
Offshore Riser Tests for Brazilian Oilfields—February 2002
C-FER Technologies successfully completed a demanding test program on a large diameter flexible offshore riser for TECHNIP-CSO. The riser, which is designed to transport hydrocarbons from the seabed to a floating production vessel, was subjected to more than 1,500,000 load cycles using C-FER's full-scale Tubular Testing System (TTS).
Ultra-Deepwater Pipeline Testing—February 2002
A full-scale collapse test program to test the design of a pipeline system planned for the deep waters off the coast of Louisiana has recently been completed at C-FER Technologies.
Cold Climate Testing for US Army—March 2001
C-FER Technologies completed work for the US Army to test a new cold start capability integrated into the Army’s medium tactical vehicle (MTV). This testing program followed on the successful delivery of a related vehicle test program performed by C-FER in July, 2000.
Black Sea Gas Pipeline Collapse Tests—March 1999
A full-scale collapse test program for the Blue Stream gas pipeline project was successfully completed at C-FER Technologies. The purpose of the testing was to help resolve limitations on the available collapse design theories for ultra-deepwater pipelines.
Extensive testing resembled that done for the proposed Oman-India gas pipeline project which was completed at C-FER in 1995. Information gathered helped better predict the collapse of pipe under different loading conditions imposed on the it.
Oman-India Gas Pipeline Collapse Tests—1995
C-FER Technologies conducted a series of full-scale development tests to validate the preliminary design of a proposed gas pipeline across the Arabian Sea between the coasts of Oman and India.
The proposed pipeline route was to extend 1100 kilometers (700 miles) at depths of up to 3500 meters (11,500 feet)—four times deeper than any existing pipeline. At this depth, the line would have to withstand a hydrostatic pressure of 35 MPa (5,000 psi).