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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 services provide a final check of quality and operational integrity for clients including oil producers, manufacturers of subsea components, pipeline manufacturers and the U.S. Navy.

    The SwRI Ocean Engineering and Structural Testing Laboratory 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, 20 feet deep to 16 inches inside diameter, 30,000 psig.

    Services Engineeringdesignverification Productevaluation Prototypeconstruction Designandfabricationofspecial test fixtures for client-specified requirements High-speed and still underwater photography

    KEYWORDS

    API-17D Tests

    Performance Verification

    Hydrostatic Pressure

    Stress Analysis

    Design Verification

    Subsea Actuators

    Subsea Housings

    Subsea Pressure Vessels

    Subsea Valves

    Umbilical Tests

    Cable Tests

    Underwater Cameras

    XHP-HT Tests

    Southwest Research Institute Testing

    Internalandexternalhydrostaticpressuretests Stressanalysisandacceptancetests Operationaltestsrequiringelectricaland hydraulic penetrations CollapseandbursttestsonAPIsteelpipecasing, fiberglass pipe, titanium and stainless steel pipe Testingofprototypeequipment,pressure housings, subsea instrumentation, cables, connectors, oil field production and safety equipment

    Deep Ocean Pressure Simulation Testing

    The main pressure laboratory houses more than 10 deep ocean pressure simulation chambers which are used for static, cyclic and destruct testing.

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    Diving suit subjected to hydrostatic pressure test

    www.swri.org

  • Joseph E Crouch, Manager Lee E. Ries, Principal Engineering TechnologistR&D Test and Evaluation (210) 522-4295 (210) 522-3061 jcrouch@swri.org lries@swri.org

    Marine & Offshore SystemsMechanical Engineering DivisionSouthwest Research Institute 6220 Culebra Road P. O. Drawer 28510San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510

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    DEEP OCEAN PRESSURE SIMULATION TEST CHAMBERS

    MaximumPressure

    (psi)

    MaximumI.D.

    (inches)

    InsideLength(inches)

    MinimumTemperature

    (F)

    MaximumTemperature

    (F)

    Numberof

    Penetrations3,3004,0006,000

    10,00010,000

    20,00020,00020,00030,000

    489050

    630

    10121516

    178230288

    41114

    34120120120

    3232323232

    32323232

    200100100500200

    600400100500

    1230

    82

    10

    6244

    SimulatedOcean Depth

    (feet)7,4158,988

    13,48322,47122,471

    44,94344,94344,94367,000

    11,00010,000

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    Subsea valve being placed in test

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    Large-diameter pipe casing after collapse test

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    Southwest Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization using multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. The Institute occupies 1,200 acres in San Antonio, Texas, and provides more than 2 million square feet of laboratories, test facilities, workshops and offices for more than 3,200 employees who perform contract work for industry and government clients.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VCommitted to Diversity in the Workplace

    Benefiting government, industry and the public

    through innovative science and technology

    www.swri.orgwww.deepoceansimulation.swri.org

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