Corus Northern Engineering Services (CNES) has manufactured a 3,000 tonne hydraulic test rig for Oil States Industries (UK) Ltd based in Aberdeen.
The press is a complete tension compression test rig, which will be delivered to an Oil States customer in China, Tianjin Pipe Corporation (TPCO), who will use it to ensure its seamless steel pipe is fit-for-purpose. The press measures 13m(L) x 2m (H) x 2.5m (W) and weighs just over 70 tonnes.
Oil States Industries is a global provider of deepwater production products and subsea pipelines for the offshore and onshore oil and gas industries. The test laboratories at Aberdeen are accredited to UKAS ISO 17025 and have their own in-house designed 2,000 tonne hydraulic press.