Subsea Fluid Services (SFS) provides operators, FEED contractors and Equipment Vendors the opportunity to have subsea and topside equipment independently tested and qualified with their chosen hydraulic fluid.
SFS has conducted compatibility/qualification work relating to a wide range of subsea fields to date including :
Either directly or via third party vendors such as :
- Shell (Prelude, Sarawak)
- BP (Shah Deniz 2, Quad 204, Taurus Libre)
- Exxon (Balder, ERHA)
- Maersk (Flyndre Cawdor)
- Talisman Sinopec (Clyde)
- Woodside (Persephone)
- Premier (Solan)
- TAQA (Cormorant)
- Iona (Orlando)
- Apache (Balnaves, Van Gogh, Aviat)
- Cameron One Subsea
- Subsea Components
- Castrol Offshore
- Offshore Environmental Oils
- Aker Solutions
Testing can be broken down into two main categories:
SFS boasts a range of bespoke test rigs designed to test a wide range of Offshore related equipment including Directional Control Valves (DCV’s), Down Hole Safety Valves (DHSV’s), Thermoplastic Umbilical Hoses, Pumps (Piston, Gear and Vane), Proportional Valves, Hydraulic Cylinders, Winches and Accumulators and regularly work with clients to design new test rigs (and adaptations to existing rigs), to allow new data to be gathered.
SFS boasts a wide range of laboratory testing services including compatibility of metallic and non metallic (elastomers, coatings, plastics, fibres etc.) with water and oil based hydraulic fluids, an impressive tribology lab (4-Ball and Falex), and a state of the art Tensile Test Laboratory. Testing can be conducted to a very wide range of OEM and international test standards including ISO 13628-5, ISO 13628-6 (annex C), ASTM F519, API 17D, ISO 12922 & ISO 15380 to name but a few.