When operating in extremely challenging and hard-to-reach environments, there really is no margin for error - and no one can accept a component failure in-service. Element’s weld testing services help to ensure your welding process is correct and sustainable and meets the quality and safety standards, offering you peace of mind, alongside long-term cost savings.
Welding, as the joining method of choice within offshore structures, applies to almost all components within subsea systems. From the complex structures that are lowered to the seabed, wellheads, and pipes, there is a myriad of components that need to be joined by welds. Therefore, verifying the properties and testing the lifecycle of these welds is of paramount importance under harder to simulate ‘realism’, especially when considering defective welds are often the ‘weakest link’ in terms of a system’s viability.
Simulation of harsh conditions to test weld behavior
With globally located, fully ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, we can simulate real-time weld testing conditions for welds and offshore components and their behavior in the field, including increased temperatures, higher pressures, more aggressive and corrosive conditions, and deepwater environments.
The Element advantage
To help you keep up with ever-changing technological advancements, we continually develop new techniques and dedicated weld testing methods for the oil & gas industry. Our services include:
- Immersion ultrasonic inspection of girth welds
- Weld Fatigue Testing of Steel Catenary Risers
- Structural Testing and Mechanical Engineering
- Failure Analysis for the oil & gas industry
Whether your requirement is in weld procedure or welder certification, weld testing, inspection, or forensic failure analysis, our highly experienced and certified weld technology can provide a full range of welding testing services to support you at every stage of the asset life cycle.
For more information about our weld testing services for the oil & gas industry or to request a quote, contact us today.
- Weld qualification testing
- AWS, API, ASME testing procedures
- Development of weld procedures for specification and code compliance
- Weld quality analysis
- Weld failure analysis
- Welding process auditing and improvement services
- Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR)
- Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
- Preliminary or proposed Weld Procedure Specification (pWPS)
- Weld inspection and monitoring
- Third-party witnessing
- Welding certification packages
Element welding specialists are familiar with a highly diverse range of codes and standards, including:
ISO, NEN-EN, standards
ISO 15614, ISO 15609, ISO 9606, EN287-1, ISO 3834, ISO 5817
American Welding Society
AWS D1.1 to AWS D1.6, AWS D9.1, AWS D14.1, AWS D14.6, AWS D15.1
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME B31.1, B31.3, ASME Section IX
American Petroleum Institute
API 1104 Petroleum Piping
Alongside these standards, almost all large concerns and insurance companies have their own additional, company-specific welding specifications. Element welding specialists are also familiar with these requirements, including:
- DNV rules
- Lloyds rules
- Shell DEP
- Total spec
- Tata steel welding standard
Why do I need a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)?Many high-profile industries (aerospace, defense, oil and gas, construction, and energy) require welding contractors to either employ or contract CWIs to oversee welding activities. Read More
Fatigue Testing of Pipeline Girth Welds
This white paper provides an overview of the approach and the variables that need to be considered when planning a test program to validate the fatigue performance of pipeline girth welds.Read More
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Discover our Services
Weld Fatigue Testing of Steel Catenary Risers
Element’s full-scale pipeline testing facility performs testing on steel catenary risers in our laboratory and on-site at the point of fabrication.
Welding Inspection & Monitoring
Element offers CSWIP, PCN and CWI welding specialists' expertise to provide a comprehensive range of welding inspection and monitoring services.
Failure Analysis for O&G
Element offers failure analysis services with lab-based and on-site investigation capabilities that support the global oil and gas industry.
Immersion Ultrasonic Testing
Element has developed world-leading capabilities in IUT (Immersion Ultrasonic Testing) to provide state-of-the-art testing support for the Oil and Gas industry.
Energy Coatings Testing
We offer world-class materials expertise in polymers, elastomers, thermoplastics, composites and structural adhesives.
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Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) Services
Element provides Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) to determine if a flaw in welded structures is safe from brittle fracture, fatigue, or creep.
Corrosion Testing Services
Find out about Elements extensive corrosion testing expertise in the Energy industry across a global network of laboratories.