New testing rig
Published: 17 March, 2017
Enhanced qualification testing of industrial technologies in simulated environmental conditions will be provided following investment by a North East engineering company in new test equipment designed to boost services and capabilities.
The upgraded TR-630 automated test rig will significantly improve tensioner pad testing as part of an investment programme in specialist equipment by Red Marine, which is set to become Red Engineering as part of a new brand identity.
Featuring two and four track modes that can generate crush loads of up 75 tonnes per pad (i.e.>200t/m/track), the rig provides accurate analysis and rapid results. A thermal enclosure, giving a temperature range of -10°C to +60°C, together with an automated water spray, allows a wide range of operating environments to be simulated.
The rig, together with a range of bespoke test equipment located at the company’s test facility, provides customers with failure mode and qualification testing in compliance with industry standards as well as their own specific requirements.
This and other investments come in parallel with a rebranding initiative that will see a change of identity, and the company renamed Red Engineering.
However, while this reflects a widening sector reach for the business, existing engineering competencies will remain, ensuring that the company continues to offer consultancy and expertise in the design and build of special purpose equipment in addition to testing services.
The move will support growth for Red Engineering in new markets such as nuclear decommissioning alongside existing core sectors in offshore oil and gas, and renewables.