ROUSSET, France – MacArtney France has added a pressure test facility for underwater equipment to its workshop in Rousset, France.
The pressure vessel system is 1,100 mm (43 in.) tall with an internal diameter of 650 mm (26 in.) and a pressure capacity of up to 600 bar (8,700 psi). With this system, the facility can test underwater connectors, cables, moldings, junction boxes, and other types of equipment to extensive ocean depth pressures. For optimal accuracy, the pressure vessel system is capable of pre-programmed and fully computer-controlled operation, with all measurements undertaken and recorded in real time.
To ensure flexible connectivity to equipment tested inside the tank, six penetrator passes are incorporated into the vessel lid. Moreover, an overhead crane with a capacity of 4,000 kg (4.4 tons).
The new test facility is the fourth MacArtney Group location to offer pressure testing services. Comparable facilities are at MacArtney Norway, MacArtney UK, MacArtney Benelux, and at the group headquarters in Denmark.