Destructive testing

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Destructive testing, also known as burst testing or collapse testing, verifies the design calculations of a new product.

Destructive testing enables our clients to pinpoint the weakest point within a component’s design and understand its overall structural integrity. This is typically conducted during the research and development process. If a product has had recent modifications to its design, this should be tested to ensure there are no weaknesses.

Destructive testing can include a combination of hyperbaric testing, hydrostatic testing, temperature testing and endurance testing. The aim is to test its structural integrity and therefore requires extreme conditions to verify that it can survive.

Tyne Pressure Testing is committed to supporting the research and development of new products, creating bespoke testing solutions to contribute to progressing the future of our industry and that of any other sector.

Our team of highly skilled test engineers are experienced in completing destructive testing for a range of clients. Clients have the opportunity to select our beginning to end, fully project managed testing service or can independently hire the chambers.

Sectors requiring destructive testing:

If destructive testing is something that you are interested in, please contact one of our experts to discuss your requirements.

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Hyperbaric Chambers

Our facility offers nine hyperbaric testing chambers ranging in size and pressure capability including the world’s largest, commercially available hyperbaric chamber which can simulate water depths down to 4,500 metres.

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I have a new product, is destructive testing right for me?

Typically conducted during the research and development process, destructive testing, also known as burst testing or collapse testing, is great for pin pointing weaknesses and improvements of a new product to ensure it is fit for purpose.

If you have a new product and you want to verify it will work in certain conditions, please get in touch.

How often do I need to conduct destructive testing?

Every time a new prototype is built or a current design has been amended, destructive testing should be completed. If a product passes a destructive test in the past and has had recent modifications, this should be tested again to ensure there are no weaknesses in the new design.

Why choose us?

Facilities on-site

Opt for either an all-encompassing, fully project managed testing service provided by our experts and in-house engineering team, or, hire our pressure testing facilities to conduct independent testing.

Client Facilities

Our clients travel across the globe to utilise our pressure testing services and hyperbaric testing equipment. We will aim to support your connectivity to provide a comfortable working environment whilst you oversee product testing.

Whilst your product is undergoing the testing process, take advantage of our dedicated client offices, break-out area, Wi-Fi and conferencing facilities. If a client representative cannot travel to our facility, they can remotely log onto our IT system to stream live test data and video footage of their component being tested.

Reduced Lead Times

Working to a tight timescale? We can conduct 24 hour testing at our facility, subject to availability. Clients also have the option to complete testing in multiple chambers.

Our largest chamber, hyperbaric chamber TPT 5, is equipped with automated controls and an interactive system to improve efficiency and reduce loading times meaning this chamber can fill, load and pressurise in just 90 minutes!

Data Reporting

As standard, our clients receive full documentation and product certification after the testing is completed.

The majority of our hyperbaric chambers are fitted with subsea cameras and this video footage can be shared upon request.

Additional Client Services

We can offer additional services to help fulfil project requirements such as; assembly, data reporting, third party verification, logistics and storage and dedicated client facilities.

Third Party Verification

We can arrange for a third party witness to oversee your product testing and verification. We frequently work with leading authorities such as Bureau Veritas and Lloyd’s Register.

Case Studies

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Subsea Oil & Gas

Tyne Pressure Testing performed collapse testing on multiple pipe samples to support Technip's subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) product lines.

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Subsea Defence
Destructive Testing

Tyne Pressure Testing partnered with a defence industry manufacturer to carry out leak testing of electronics enclosures installed on a manned underwater craft.

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Subsea Oil & Gas

Tyne Pressure Testing performed hyperbaric cycles to test a series of ball valves to ensure that they could withstand the extreme pressures and temperatures of a deep sea setting.

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