GE opens subsea test facility in the UK

GE Oil & Gas has opened a new hyperbaric testing hall and also a refurbished electrical and electronics assembly plant in Nailsea.

Offshore staff

NAILSEA, UK – GE Oil & Gas has opened a new hyperbaric testing hall and also a refurbished electrical and electronics assembly plant in Nailsea.

“The new GE Oil & Gas hyperbaric facility provides the rigorous conditions to test up to 300 mission-critical subsea control modules each year by simulating the extreme challenges of ultra-deepwater depths and pressures,” says Dean Arnison, site leader and director for subsea control systems.”

The new hyperbaric test chamber simulates extreme deepwater pressure conditions up to 6,382 psi (440 bar pressure) equivalent to 14,436 ft (4,400 m) water depth, enabling the testing of subsea control modules and other components.

02/11/2011

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