Using Standard Test Methods

Testing to National and International Standards

Factory acceptance tests (FAT) or third-party qualification tests can be performed following industry standards and recommended practices. Our focus is typically on testing full-scale specimens. We also conduct some of the more challenging and less-common bench-scale tests.
Some of the testing standards that we have followed include:

Flow Equipment Testing Standards

  • API 6A – Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment
  • API 6AV1 – Specification for Validation of Wellhead Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Service
  • API 14A – Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment
  • API 17D – Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems: Subsea Wellhead and Tree Equipment
  • ANSI/ISA-75.02.01 – Control Valve Capacity Test Procedures
  • API MPMS Ch. 20.3 – Measurement of Multiphase Flow
  • API RP 17S – Recommended Practice for the Design, Testing, and Operation of Subsea Multiphase Flow Meters

Casing Connection Qualification Standards

  • API RP 5C5:2017
  • ISO 13679:2002 Petroleum and natural gas industries — Procedures for testing casing and tubing connections

C-FER also provides consulting services in the area of Standards Development

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