Critical components are now being tested more regularly at lower temperatures due to the hostile environments in which they are expected to work. Components may be commissioned in extremely diverse conditions, ranging from the North Sea to Ice Cap conditions.
The Vaseco test facility offers temperature testing of components down to -196°C, ranging from ½” to 36”, and at pressure ratings from ANSI Class 150 to API 15,000.
Typical components are: Ball, Gate, Globe, Check, Choke, Butterfly Valves and Actuators.
Components are enclosed in an insulated tank and immersed in liquid nitrogen, with 100% Helium as the search gas. Monitoring for seat leakage, temperature and pressurisation is carried with our unique ETS remote computer systems.
The emission testing is carried out by a Helium Mass Spectrometer with emissions data recorded. This method of testing can detect < 5ppm of the trace gas.
Please contact our Testing Department for a quotation.