professional valve testing

We can carry out rigorous valve testing in controlled conditions to ensure that your valves and equipment perform as specified. In our dedicated testing facility, we work to internationally-recognised standards and can replicate even the most demanding conditions.
In-house facilities
Our dedicated in-house testing facility underlines our commitment to achieving the highest quality across all stages in the manufacturing process. Within our premises in Brighouse, Yorkshire we have four fully-equipped test bays. This gives us the ability to comprehensively test our valves and equipment, without adding unnecessary costs or delays. In all of our tests, health and safety remains of paramount importance.
In-house facilities
Our dedicated in-house testing facility underlines our commitment to achieving the highest quality across all stages in the manufacturing process. Within our premises in Brighouse, Yorkshire we have four fully-equipped test bays. This gives us the ability to comprehensively test our valves and equipment, without adding unnecessary costs or delays. In all of our tests, health and safety remains of paramount importance.

Gas Testing

We carry out gas testing of valves to ISO15848 standards, to ensure that the valve‘s body bonnet joints or gland packing are not leaking. We have one of just a few high-pressure gas testing pits in the UK. It allows gas testing with helium or nitrogen, to 1.1 times a valve’s maximum specified working pressure (to 1,500 bar, or 22,500 psi).

 

The pit contains 6,000 litres of water and is sunk to a depth of 2.5 metres, allowing even the largest of valves to be tested, in the safest possible environment. The built-in water treatment system not only ensures the water is kept clean and at a uniform pH level, but also uses corrosion inhibitors and biocides to protect the valves, ensuring they do not rust during testing.

 

To ensure operator safety, the facility is housed behind 4” thick timber doors lined with 10mm of steel. It is also protected by reinforced concrete walls and an access control system.

 

A PLC (programmable logic control) system allows us to instantly assess the valve’s performance, as well as sharing and storing this information digitally.

Gas Testing

We carry out gas testing of valves to ISO15848 standards, to ensure that the valve‘s body bonnet joints or gland packing are not leaking. We have one of just a few high-pressure gas testing pits in the UK. It allows gas testing with helium or nitrogen, to 1.1 times a valve’s maximum specified working pressure (to 1,500 bar, or 22,500 psi).

 

The pit contains 6,000 litres of water and is sunk to a depth of 2.5 metres, allowing even the largest of valves to be tested, in the safest possible environment. The built-in water treatment system not only ensures the water is kept clean and at a uniform pH level, but also uses corrosion inhibitors and biocides to protect the valves, ensuring they do not rust during testing.

 

To ensure operator safety, the facility is housed behind 4” thick timber doors lined with 10mm of steel. It is also protected by reinforced concrete walls and an access control system.

 

A PLC (programmable logic control) system allows us to instantly assess the valve’s performance, as well as sharing and storing this information digitally.

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Tensile Load Testing

Our bespoke tensile load testing rig helps ensure that any special lifting interfaces are capable of twice the gross weight or greater. The rig is 4.3m high and weighs around 8 tonnes.

 

Meeting the rigorous standards of Eurocodes 1 and 3 the rig stands at 4.3m high and weighs approximately 8 tonnes. It can test objects of any type and dimension up to 2.5m x 2m x 2.5m, accommodating tensile and compressive strength tests up to 10 tonnes. Individual valve assemblies under test are subjected to tensile or compressive forces of twice the gross weight specified on the assembly.

Tensile Load Testing

Our bespoke tensile load testing rig helps ensure that any special lifting interfaces are capable of twice the gross weight or greater. The rig is 4.3m high and weighs around 8 tonnes.

 

Meeting the rigorous standards of Eurocodes 1 and 3 the rig stands at 4.3m high and weighs approximately 8 tonnes. It can test objects of any type and dimension up to 2.5m x 2m x 2.5m, accommodating tensile and compressive strength tests up to 10 tonnes. Individual valve assemblies under test are subjected to tensile or compressive forces of twice the gross weight specified on the assembly.

PR2 Testing

PR2 Testing examines a valve’s performance under the combined effects of temperature and pressure. We work to API6A/ISO-10423 and ISO-13628-4 standards. PR2 Testing exposes valves to extremes of high and low temperature, whilst cycling between different levels of pressure. This ensures the integrity of the valves and its components.

PR2 Testing

PR2 Testing examines a valve’s performance under the combined effects of temperature and pressure. We work to API6A/ISO-10423 and ISO-13628-4 standards. PR2 Testing exposes valves to extremes of high and low temperature, whilst cycling between different levels of pressure. This ensures the integrity of the valves and its components.

Flow Testing

Valve capacity or ‘CV’ can be tested using a simple water flow circuit. This incorporates an accurate measurement of the flow-rate and the upstream and downstream pressures. We can accommodate any size of valve in these tests.

Flow Testing

Valve capacity or ‘CV’ can be tested using a simple water flow circuit. This incorporates an accurate measurement of the flow-rate and the upstream and downstream pressures. We can accommodate any size of valve in these tests.

Emissions Testing

Our fugitive emission testing works to ISO15848-1 standards, and ensures that all equipment is working in an efficient, environmentally-friendly way. It identifies any leakages in critical components by using helium or nitrogen.

Emissions Testing

Our fugitive emission testing works to ISO15848-1 standards, and ensures that all equipment is working in an efficient, environmentally-friendly way. It identifies any leakages in critical components by using helium or nitrogen.

Fire Testing

Fire testing of valves is generally a requirement for isolation or primary shut of valves. For one particular North Sea project the client requested to qualify a range of Surface Choke products in accordance with API 6FA.

Fire Testing

Fire testing of valves is generally a requirement for isolation or primary shut of valves. For one particular North Sea project the client requested to qualify a range of Surface Choke products in accordance with API 6FA.

Contact us to discuss your requirements for testing of your valves and equipment.

Accreditations

Our many accreditations and processes give you peace of mind when buying from Kent Introl. These include OHSAS 18001, ISO9001, ISO/TS29001, ISO14001, PED Certificate API 6A, API 17D Monogram and more. Visit our Accreditations page to find out more.

Accreditations

Our many accreditations and processes give you peace of mind when buying from Kent Introl. These include OHSAS 18001, ISO9001, ISO/TS29001, ISO14001, PED Certificate API 6A, API 17D Monogram and more. Visit our Accreditations page to find out more.

engineering excellence

We continually invest in all areas of the design, testing and manufacturing process to bring you the right products at the right time, at a competitive price. This gives us ever-greater control over the timing and quality of all aspects of the manufacturing process. Visit our Research and Development page to find out more.

engineering excellence

We continually invest in all areas of the design, testing and manufacturing process to bring you the right products at the right time, at a competitive price. This gives us ever-greater control over the timing and quality of all aspects of the manufacturing process. Visit our Research and Development page to find out more.

Specialist services

We can assist you right through the lifecycle of your valves and other equipment. Whether you need hands-on servicing and support, or technical training to help your own team, we have the expertise to help you maximise the performance of your valves. Visit our Services page to find out more.

Specialist services

We can assist you right through the lifecycle of your valves and other equipment. Whether you need hands-on servicing and support, or technical training to help your own team, we have the expertise to help you maximise the performance of your valves. Visit our Services page to find out more.

Contact the experts today
Tel: +44 (0)1484 710311 | Email: info@kentintrol.com
Contact the experts today
Tel: +44 (0)1484 710311
Email: info@kentintrol.com
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