Element Materials Technology is to open a new high pressure high temperature (HPHT) laboratory at Element Hitchin, UK, more than doubling its capacity in evaluating and qualifying materials for oil and gas sector clients.
The new laboratory features state-of-the-art, mobile control systems for monitoring pressure and temperature that have been designed and developed specifically for the new laboratory. Element Hitchin’s existing HPHT facilities have now been consolidated into a single purpose-designed facility, improving efficiency and customer lead times.
Rod Martin, Element’s Executive Vice President, Oil and Gas, said: “Element Hitchin is a world-leader in oil and gas non-metallic materials testing and product qualification. Doubling the number of pressure vessels within the facility will ensure that we continue to meet our oil and gas customers’ growing needs for non-metallic materials testing.”
Element Hitchin currently conducts numerous industry-recognised testing and qualification standards, including NORSOK M-710 for testing non-metallic (polymer) sealing and ISO 23936 parts one and two for qualifying non-metallic materials in equipment for oil and gas production environments.
Element’s CEO, Charles Noall, will host the opening ceremony on 21 October, which will be attended by key clients. This event will then lead into Element’s Oilfield Engineering with Polymers 2014 conference (formerly the MERL conference), held in London on 21 – 23 October 2014.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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