BHR offers a thermal cool down testing and Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient (OHTC) determination service where the test piece can be heated internally with either air or water. Additionally, the test piece can be placed in a cold water system with temperatures matching those observed on the sea bed.
BHR can test straight pipe sections of 12 -15m which means that generally, test pieces can be close to full scale. For straight pipeline sections, a modular tank system is used to construct the cold water tank to the required length. Other components, such as riser assemblies can also be tested. For other assemblies, cold water tanks can be obtained up to 10 - 12m in diameter and 4m deep. Our large, high-ceiling laboratory is capable of handling very large tanks if required.
Typical components tested include: