Whether it be acceptance testing, test to failure, fatigue testing or evaluating pressure drops across assets, our consultants’ aim is to offer a world-class professional service providing data insights behind the physical mechanics of pipeline infrastructure.
Purpose-built rigs in the facility enable vibration testing, the application of agitation over time, bending of pipe and vessels, and strength testing — on a variety of different materials. Tests are routinely run for crushing and impact forces, assessing the possible consequences of mechanical forces – and failure – on assets when in situ.
We can recreate most environments to determine an asset’s expected operational life and performance. Sealed environmental units can operate at continuous pre-set air temperatures and are large enough – typically standard container size – to house most assets under testing conditions. Dedicated chambers simulate carefully controlled UV light, humidity and corrosive atmospheres to determine the effects of weathering.
No testing facility can ignore metallurgical examination in an oil and gas context. Our laboratory works in close cooperation with world-class welding and materials expertise in order to perform and conclude investigations on metals and welds at both microscopic and macroscopic levels.
A laboratory is not like a site. Therefore, we aim to take our testing out of the lab and into the field for real-life verification. If an asset is designed to be in soil, sand, sea or water, the natural environment will almost always pose additional, unexpected challenges. We take theory and put it into practice.
We evaluate products, devices and other
assets empirically, early in the design process,
thus establishing their suitability for purpose. This usually applies directly to
newly developing assets as they are being
made ready for launch on the market.
We qualify assets against industry standards.
This requires testing for performance
over time, under pressure and in other
simulated environmental circumstances.
In the event of failure, testing to establish cause is a vital post-installation function. An in-depth understanding of how and why a failure has occurred allows us to add value to product development and testing with a holistic and hands-on approach.
The ROSEN group has access to an extensive global network of in-house engineering and consultancy experts who work closely with the operators of oil and gas facilities and in associated and supporting industries. In recent years, ROSEN has established a large resource of expertise with deep roots in the UK. Situated at Brunswick Park approximately 6 miles (10 km) north of Newcastle city center, the ROSEN testing facility is strategically placed to offer excellent access to the local, national and international transport network and has close travel links to the ROSEN UK head office at Quorum Business Park in Benton. Spanning approximately 2,800m2, the facility offers a generous 2,100m2 of internal floor space complete with custom-fitted laboratories and work spaces.