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Medical Newsletter | February 2018

In this issue:
Integrated Work Process Approach
2017 Quality Management System Audit

Collect Critical Data In the Most Remote Environments

Solar Power and Energy Harvesting Enables Long and Short Term Data Acquisition in the Most Remote Locations
Stress Engineering Services routinely configures remote, un-staffed data collection and monitoring systems in the most extreme environments and remote locations for a broad range of industrial applications. These systems can include a wide range of sensor types – including: strain gages, accelerometers, thermocouples, load cells or pressure transducers, regardless of the lack of infrastructure where the measurement or monitoring is to take place. The measurement and monitoring systems are autonomous and fully secure.

Measure Real World Forces on Almost Anything

Strain Gage Instrumentation is used to determine actual loads that are carried and transferred through products, machinery and packages. The most common reasons to apply strain gages include: assessing the root causes of failures, developing specifications for new equipment, determining if the capacity of a particular piece of equipment can be safely increased or evaluating the opportunity to increase the throughput of a particular process.

Address the Challenge of Elastomers (and Polymers) in HPHT Service

Stress Engineering Services has expanded conventional environmental compatibility testing methodology to include testing protocols that enable service life estimates. There is a very bright light shining on elastomer performance when used in critical oilfield applications. Upstream high pressure, high temperature elastomer sealing applications are marked by harsh service conditions: high pressures, high temperatures, contact with hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and a plethora of engineered, particle-laden fluids that also include aggressive chemistry. The demand to understand true in-service performance has never been greater.

Validation of Creep Testing Equipment & Methodology

Stress Engineering’s Remaining Life Assessment Laboratory- Responding to the needs of the refining, chemical and power industries to conduct remaining life assessments on aging plants, SES set out to develop a state-of-the-art laboratory to generate the required high temperature creep data. Now calibrated against independent standards, the creep testing methods and machines have been demonstrated to deliver accurate data.

Analytical Lab Services - Polymers, Elastomers & Composites

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

SES provides physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal analysis of a broad range of materials. From the non-metallic world of polymers, elastomers, and polymer based composites to liquids and lubricants, and also traditional metallic materials, SES has the experience to identify and develop the test method required, conduct the testing, and interpret the results.

Thread Protectors & Pipe Protection Products

In the fall of 2011 the game changed when thread protector manufacturers were required to satisfy the new Annex I of API 5CT/ISO 11960.2. This change makes one of the most challenging thread protector load cases — IMPACT — significantly more difficult to pass.

FGD Corrosion

State-of-the-art flue gas desulfurization (FGD) technologies continue to be installed on most large coal fired electric generating units in response to new regulatory emission requirements. Aggressive corrosion has been noted in some of these systems, presumably from the low pH, high chloride environments created in the FGD process.

Stress’ Creep Laboratory

Creep Laboratory for High Temperature Remaining Life Assessment:  Our facility includes 68 fully instrumented creep machines ranging in capacity from 3000 lbs up to 100,000 lbs.

Scoop Sampling

Stress Engineering Services (SES) performs material condition assessments on vessels and high temperature plants by extracting small material samples commonly referred to as “small scoop” samples. These samples can be taken at various depths so that minimum wall is not violated and weld repairs are not needed.