Element adds two more riser test rigs

Sept. 19, 2019

Offshore staff

LONDONElement Materials Technology has invested in two new mobile test rigs, housed in ISO containers.

They are designed to perform weld fatigue testing of steel catenary risers either on-site or at the company’s laboratories in Milan and Aberdeen.

Dual overhead cranes are said to facilitate easy transport of test strings in and out of the testing chamber.

Element’s team experts can qualify welding procedures and calculate or control the weld stress, pipe strain, pressure, temperature and test cycles, using remote CCTV and monitoring for improved safety.

The new rigs can test pipes up to 24-in. diameter. Element now has five mobile units in its ‘fleet.’

09/19/2019

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