C-FER operates a variety of large-scale servo-hydraulic load frames to simulate complex loading scenarios representative of field conditions.

Auxilliary Equipment

  • Electric resistive or inductive heating systems
  • Hydrotest equipment
  • High pressure cooling system
  • Leak detection equipment
  • Bending systems
  • Torsion systems
  • Pass-through pressure vessels

Example Tests

  • ISO / Thermal well casing connections
  • Biaxial Tension/Compression of line pipe
  • Four-point bend of line pipe
  • Wave loading on composite risers
  • Makeup of subsea pipeline collets
  • Drilling top drive assemblies
  • Crack growth in aerospace structural panels
  • Seismic building dampers
Universal Testing System

Universal Testing System (UTS)

Maximum Specimen Dimensions:

  • Length 6 m
  • Base 2 x 18 m

Maximum Load:

  • Compression 15 MN
    Tension 15 MN
  • Dynamic 5 MN
  • Structurally capable of
    22 MN with additional actuators

Frame orientation:

  • Vertical

Special Features:

  • Maximum stroke rate 100 mm/sec
  • Bending capacity of 27 MNm
Universal Testing System

Tubular Testing System (TTS)

Maximum Specimen Dimensions:

  • Length 15 m
  • Diameter 1.5 m

Maximum Load:

  • Compression 15 MN
  • Tension 15 MN

Frame orientation:

  • Vertical

Special Features:

  • Bending capacity 27 MNm
Universal Testing System

Connection Testing System (CTS)

Maximum Specimen Dimensions:

  • Length 11.6 m
  • Base 2 x 2 m

Maximum Load:

  • Compression 15 MN
  • Tension 15 MN

Frame orientation:

  • Vertical

Special Features:

  • Bending capacity 8 MNm
  • Sour service capability
Universal Testing System

Horizontal Testing System (HTS)

Maximum Specimen Dimensions:

  • Length 5.5 m
  • Diameter 1.2 m
  • System can be reconfigured to accept larger specimens

Maximum Load:

  • Tension 71 MN

Frame orientation:

  • Horizontal

Special Features:

  • Energy dissipation system for destructive testing
Universal Testing System

Materials Testing System (MTS)

Maximum Specimen Dimensions:

  • Length 1.88 m
  • Width 0.71 m
  • Depth 0.41 m

Maximum Load:

  • 1000 kN capacity servohydraulic MTS machine for coupon testing under a variety of load and temperature conditions
  • 16,200 N-m torsion testing unit, with independently operated axial tensile load capacity to 1,300 kN

Frame orientation:

  • Vertical

Special Features:

  • Other self-contained computer-controlled load and pressure systems for serviceability and proof testing of hoisting equipment, couplings, valves, vessels, etc.
C-FER's Torsion Testing Unit

Specimen Dimensions limits:

  • Max Length 6 m (20 ft) – (2 x 10 ft pony rods + coupling)
  • Min Length 1.2 m (4 ft)  – (2 x 2 ft pony rods + coupling)
  • 60 mm dia  (2.375 in) if bending applied
  • 254 mm (10 in) Casing OD for no-turn tool

Maximum Load:

  • 16,300 N-m (12,000 ft-lb) torque (gear motor for static load application)
  • 9,490 N-m (7,000 ft-lb) torque (accumulator and piston motor for dynamic reaction)
  • 1,334 kN (300,000 lb) axial tension (no bending)
  • 667 kN (150,000 lb) axial tension (with bending)
  • 1.5″  bending deflection

Frame orientation:

  • Horizontal

Applications:

  • Sucker rod and coupling testing
  • Sucker rod clamp testing
  • No turn tool testing
  • Bearing testing

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