Challenge

Professional testing programs help reduce costs over the entire lifetime of an asset, making a real contribution to the smooth operation of companies’ assets over many years.

Testing is important through each stage of commissioning, from before the pipeline systems are installed, during their installation and, most of all, after they are buried or submerged and put into service.

Suppliers and operators want reassurance in the predicted life and integrity of their products under the duress and stresses of a real installation in the field.

ROSEN will meet any testing requirement where considerations regarding safety, durability and cost are key. Every testing project is a consultancy project, unique in itself.

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Solution

We like to be tested as much as we like to do the testing. Whatever comes through the door, we can adapt or modify our equipment to carry out the tests a client requires.

We simulate operational conditions to expose the assets to real-life stresses — whether cyclic or static — to determine their actual operational performance.

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Pressure

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.

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Mechanical testing

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.

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Environmental exposure

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.

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Metallography

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.

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Site verification services

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.

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Benefit

Any project, big or small, carries some amount of uncertainty. Our mission is to eliminate that uncertainty. In many cases, standard testing is not appropriate or of utility. This is where our many years of relevant experience come into play. We will build what we need to make tests work, and we will apply the same rigour to quality control regardless of whether the test is routine or customized.

This is why ROSEN commissioned this new testing facility, furthering our commitment to comprehensive asset care to meet any challenge.

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Testing for certainty

Right from the start

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.

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A global network within reach

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.

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Contacts

ROSEN can be your single point of contact for asset testing.

Please contact us, and we will be happy to provide you with more information or speak to you about your project.

Marc Pagès
ROSEN Group
Floor 2, Q5
Quorum Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8BS


Phone +44 191-7203-262
Fax +44 191-247-5828
mpages@rosen-group.com

Matthew Hadden
ROSEN Group
Unit 1
Brunswick Industrial Estate
Brunswick Village
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 7BA


Phone +44 191-7203-188
Fax +44 191-247-5828
mhadden@rosen-group.com