Whether your business is in power generation, renewables,
oil and gas, nuclear, or emerging technologies, HSE offers
organisations in the energy sector the large-scale testing
facilities and expertise they need to assess and resolve health and
Examples of large scale testing that HSE has carried out for
clients in the energy sector include:
- impact and fire testing of a nuclear materials transportation
- comparative performance testing of fibre-reinforced and
metallic pipework for refinery applications
- fire proof and certification tests for safety critical
Get more information on our
large-scale testing for the energy sector by
Martin Thomson on +44 (0)203 028 2096
Horizontal Jet Fire Facility
Independently certified by Lloyd's Register as compliant with
design and safety regulations, this purpose-built facility tests
the jet fire resistance of PFP materials to BS ISO
22899-1 andBS ISO 22899-2 standards.
It enables standard and bespoke testing of a wide range of
samples such as panels, pipe penetration seals, cable transits and
Blast Test Facility
The blast exposure facility is designed to house 1,620mm2
samples used for jet fire resistance testing. This allows samples
to be blast tested then jet fire tested without sample
modification. It uses ignited flammable gas mixtures to replicate
the heat and blast impulse duration to which materials would be
subjected in a real-world event.
Bespoke blast testing (within limits) can also be
Pre-Certification Jet Fire Facility
Our unique small-scale jet fire facility offers a quick,
low-cost way to conduct product development for PFP materials and
screening systems that will later undergo ISO
22899-1 jet fire testing.
The facility recreates heat flux and erosion conditions similar
to those experienced during jet fire tests and can run for up to 3
hours per sample.
Vertical Jet Fire Facility
Our full scale ISO 22899-1 Vertical Jet
Fire rig allows samples of PFP to be subjected to cryogenic spills
in situ prior to jet fire testing.
It can also be used for standard or bespoke testing where the
sample is orientated horizontally to simulate real-world
conditions, e.g. a walkway.
Fluid Dispersion Test Facility
This dedicated facility enables the release of a variety of
gases or fluids and allows their dispersion to be measured.
Cryogenic Release/Spill Facility
Our Cryogenic Release Facility provides the ability to
perform metered and instantaneous releases of both liquid nitrogen
(LN) and liquified natural gas (LNG) for consequence
Electrostatic Fluid Flow Facility
This large-scale facility can be used for measuring
electrostatic charge generation on liquids and components
(including composites) during fluid flow.
Deflagration and Detonation
Arrestor Pipeline facility
This facility consists of two rigs: an in-line rig and an
end-of-line rig, and can be used to investigate and test explosion
arrestors and high velocity vents.
Dispersion and Fire Facility
This dedicated facility lends itself to a range of
specialist research and testing purposes, such as vapour cloud
formation research (including cryogens); warehouse fires research;
liquid spray fire testing and microbiological decontamination
300 m3 Multi-Purpose Test Chamber Facility
Designed to operate at high pressure, this 300m3 test facility
is fitted with a measurement and ventilation system and can be
filled with water to an approximate depth of 10m.
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Facility
Clients can use this facility to investigate the
performance and safety of combined cycle gas turbine systems
(including heat recovery systems) and operation on novel
Pool Fire Facilities
Our various Pool Fire test pads and sites can be used to
perform pool fire experimentation that enables you to understand
the consequences of system or equipment failure, and can also be
used for the testing and development of new
Hazardous Materials and Explosives Testing
We possess a suite of facilities and techniques that enable our
clients to test, understand and benchmark the properties of
explosive and hazardous materials.
Impact Test Pad
For drop tests involving high mass objects, HSE Testing
and monitoring offers a 4 x 4 x 4 metre concrete cube faced with a
50mm steel plate for use as an 'unyielding' drop target.
Multi-Purpose Engineering Laboratory (inc. Strong
Our Engineering Laboratory houses a range of test equipment
including: 50t/150t/250t universal test machines; a Rosand impact
machine, and a strong floor.
This equipment is suitable for benchmarking materials and for
small component testing.
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