A Scottish company has completed a three-month upgrade to its hyperbaric testing facility, which it claims will result in an operational time saving to clients of more than 35%.
Located at the company’s Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, Forum Energy Technologies’ pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the critical testing of subsea equipment.
Forum has a dedicated engineering team of 25 skilled personnel based at the facility to assist in testing operations.
Improvements include enhanced pumps, which can reduce tank filling by 45 minutes. The tank’s door has been fitted with the latest technology allowing it to be opened and closed 1.5 hours quicker than before, creating significant efficiencies.
The tank is rated to 241bar (2,400m depth) and measures 2.4m diameter x 9.7m length. An HMG300 Hydac system is also installed to accurately and efficiently capture data, including pressure, temperature and flow.
Forum’s facility at Kirkbymoorside employs more than 120 personnel and is also a manufacturing hub for the company’s range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and associated tooling.
By Jake Frith