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Upgrade of Hydratron valve test bench for oil and gas fields

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article image Hydratron pressure relief valve test bench

Nessco Pressure Systems (NPS) recently upgraded two standard Hydratron pressure relief valve test benches to meet the safety compliance requirements of the WA Gas Fields.

As part of the upgrade, both test benches were fitted with a custom built safety cell, specifically designed to fold away completely from the bench, allowing for clear passage to load valves onto the test unit with a front-on or overhead jib crane. A dead-man foot valve was also installed to prevent nitrogen gas flow when not activated.

NPS’ high pressure development team has the expertise to modify any Hydratron unit to meet client specifications and requirements. Both the safety cells and foot valves were custom designed and manufactured in-house by NPS’ technicians as per the client’s brief to meet the expectations of the oil and gas industry. The technicians also serviced the test benches, subjecting them to the Hydratron defined Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) to provide a total turnkey service package.

Following the safety upgrade, the Hydratron pressure relief valve test benches were mounted inside a 10-feet container, and now serve as part of the client’s portable fleet of industry-compliant high pressure testing equipment.

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