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Deep Ocean Pressure Simulation Testing

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With more than 50 years of experience in offshore and marine technologies, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) offers a wide variety of services to meet the need for deep ocean pressure simulation testing. These pressure simulation services provide a final check of quality and operational integrity for clients including:

  • Oil producers
  • Manufacturers of subsea components
  • Pipeline manufacturers
  • U.S. Navy

Pressure Simulation Services

  • Structural analysis and experimental strain/stress measurement technology
  • Deep ocean pressure simulation testing
  • Test services for offshore insulation and corrosion protection systems
  • Performance verification testing of valves and components
  • Standard tests for offshore equipment

Pressure Simulation Facilities

Our Ocean Engineering and Structural Testing Laboratory in San Antonio, Texas, has more than 10,500 square feet of climate-controlled laboratory space with additional outdoor test facilities. Deep-ocean pressure simulation test chambers range from 90 inches inside diameter and 20 feet deep, to 16 inches inside diameter and 30,000 psig, and are used for:

  • Static testing
  • Cycle testing
  • Destruction testing

Deep Ocean Pressure Simulation Testing

  • Internal and external hydrostatic pressure tests
  • Stress analysis and acceptance tests
  • Operational tests requiring electrical and hydraulic penetrations
  • Collapse and burst tests on:
    • API steel pipe casing
    • Fiberglass pipe
    • Titanium
    • Stainless steel pipe
  • Verification and testing of:
    • Prototype equipment
    • Pressure housings
    • Subsea instrumentation
    • Cables
    • Connectors
    • Oilfield production equipment

For more information about deep ocean pressure simulation testing, please contact Joe Crouch at +1 210 522 4295, Al Steiner at +1 210 522 3771, or Chris Storey at +1 210 522 3992.