Testing and certification is a key part of keeping work sites, staff members and contractors safe whilst operating on Australia’s oil and gas fields. The ‘golden rule’ of testing is that if a piece of equipment can kill or harm someone, cause financial loss, or if it is in any way dangerous, it’s worth getting it looked at.
Drilling equipment, lifting beams, mobile and vehicle loading cranes, pressure vessels and dangerous goods tankers are just a few examples of things that might require testing and/or certification on an oil and gas field.
Practical Engineering has the capacity to undertake a wide range of hydrostatic testing both out in the field or in-house. With an in-depth understanding of pressure vessels and high-pressure pipework, it has expanded its testing division to make its hydrostatic test rig fully mobile. The mobile testing rig is specifically designed to service the gas fields west of Brisbane with high-pressure pipework and vessels across the rig sites.
Practical Engineering’s test kit is capable of testing pressure up to 15,000 psi. Its computer program tracks and logs the pressure and with this data it can produce a detailed report for clients.
Practical Engineering also has the skills required to undertake compression and tensile testing, and its testing lab includes a 100t capacity tensile test rig. Testing data is logged and displayed via a software interface.
The tensile test rig measures the force applied to the test piece to yield and onto destruction. For each test performed, Practical Engineering issues a test witness report outlining the findings of the test and displaying all results in graphed/tabled format.
Practical Engineering has the expertise required to load test any lifting beam. By conducting a complete survey of the beam, then conducting finite element analysis (FEA) supported by a physical load test, it can provide a new certification for aged equipment.
With its extensive range of experience and testing equipment, along with CPEng, RPEQ and NER qualified engineers, Practical Engineering can test anything clients throw at it. Where Australian Standards apply, it is qualified to certify, and where the standard requires a physical test, it has the capacity to develop and conduct physical testing.
This partner content is brought to you by Practical Engineering. To help keep you and your staff safe on site, contact Practical Engineering on (07) 3875 2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your testing and certification needs.