MacArtney is pleased to introduce its new range of advanced in-house developed hydrostatic pressure vessels. While the company has long offered worldwide access to cutting-edge hydrostatic test facilities and services, the company also designs and supplies its own range of pressure vessel to clients who require to set up their own facility capable of putting almost any type of underwater equipment to the test.

Tested to work - underwater

“When it comes to quality, safety and performance in harsh underwater environments, we always place the highest of demands on our products and systems. Therefore, MacArtney have been testing its own and customers’ gear for decades” says a MacArtney spokesperson and continues: “When it comes to hydrostatic pressure testing, we have managed to develop a tried and trusted system concept based on the advanced pressure vessels which are currently deployed by MacArtney and customer test facilities in Denmark, Norway, the UK, France, Holland and Germany alike”.

Based on this concept and technology, MacArtney now offers a range of four highly capable and versatile standard pressure vessels. Furthermore, MacArtney is able to supply customised or bespoke vessels featuring alternative dimensions and pressure rating. If required, the company can even quote and supply a complete test environment including all equipment, systems and ancillaries.

Going deep

With a pressure capacity up to 690 bar, MacArtney standard pressure vessels can readily simulate the hydrostatic operating conditions at 7000 metres of ocean depth. In further support of simulating realistic subsea operation and getting accurate results, the entire testing process is computer controlled - with real time electric and optical measurements. Moreover, in-house developed control software enables plug-and-play testing, bespoke test programmes and repeated pressure cycling. Other pressure vessel benefits include lid integrated penetrators and the user friendly ‘clamp-lock’ system which allows for swift test mobilisation and turnaround. Optional features include live video monitoring and in-vessel temperature control.

Finally, MacArtney pressure vessels are available with on-site installation and operators training. Once installed, the pressure vessels require minimal maintenance and have a long service life.

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