We provide clients with comprehensive analysis to predict the characteristics of an accidental failure during tool testing in high-pressure and extreme high- and low-temperature environments that simulate downhole conditions. The resulting data are crucial to developing appropriate design criteria for test cells to protect test personnel.
We calculate estimated values for a wide range failure scenarios, such as:
• Blast and fragment velocities associated with failures during hydrostatic and pneumatic testing
• Shock pressures from accidental release of high- and low-temperature nitrogen
• Gas pressure from accidental release of super-heated water under high-pressure hydrostatic testing
• Plug and fitting fragment velocities due to unforeseen thread failure
We use proprietary time-stepping software, along with 2D axis-symmetric and 3D CFD numerical calculations, to efficiently model fragment velocities and shock loading. Both CFD calculational approaches allow for moving rigid objects, such as moving flanges, end plugs, and failing walls, to better estimate nitrogen and water release under high pressure.
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