Connections Testing and qualification

Connections Testing and qualification

The general accepted method for the qualification of casing connection designs is, at the moment, the conducting of tests on a number of full scale specimens. The aim of such an investigation is to assess the following primary characteristics:

  • the galling tendency;
  • the sealing capacity,
  • the structural load bearing capacity.

Qualification Tests

The tests to be performed simulate a number of load conditions which can be imposed on connections during service. In general the test programmes comprise:

  • repeated make-up and break . . .

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