Hydrostatic Pipe Testers

Technical Machine Sales Inc. | 717 East Loop 281 |  Longview, Texas | 75605

Phone (903) 753-1955

TMSI has current designs to test API casing and tubing up to 15,000 PSI. These designs can test product with the following specifications:

Product               Diameters                  Lengths
Casing         4 1/2 in. - 13 3/8 in.       25 Ft. - 48 Ft.
Tubing            1.9 in. -  5 1/2 in.         25 Ft. - 34 Ft.

The current designs have the following features:

  • Twin Tension Members
  • Quick Change Tooling
  • Movable Tailstock to handle variable length product
  • Movable Pipe Clamps to accomodate moveable tailstock
  • Safety Enclosure
  • Full Automatic, Semi Automatic and Manual Operation


Designs

Technical Machine Sales has the capability of original design to meet your specialty needs. We employ advanced solids-modelling and stress analysis software to optimize our designs and ensure reliability and minimize the design-time cycle. Specialty designs are looked at on a case-by-case basis, and often are proprietary in nature.

Rebuilds, Retrofits & Upgrades

Technical Machine Sales has the capability of analyzing an existing installation and creating a recommendation of what needs to be done to bring it back to original specifications. We can usually improve on the original machine specifications because of continuing improvements in technology. After analysis, we can then perform the upgrade if desired, or do the design for you. Please contact usfor references and quotations.

Tooling

Technical Machine Sales can provide tooling alone, if desired. We can take existing tooling designs and usually improve on them, produce complete detail drawings, and provide the tooling.

Unloaders

Technical Machine Sales has great experience in pipe handling conveyors. We can design, and fabricate the loaders and unloaders for your existing or new hydrotester.

Technical Machine Sales has over 60 man-years experience designing, building and installing hydrostatic testers. for tube and pipe. Following are some examples:

Yamasui Casing Tester

TMSI did an upgrade, remanufacture, installation and start-up of a 10,000-PSI Yamasui Hydrostatic Tester for a project in Indonesia. Originally the tester was designed for API 4 1/2" thru 12 3/4" Range II casing (plain end, threaded and threaded & coupled). TMSI increased the capacity to API 4 1/2" thru 13 3/8" Range II casing (plain end, threaded and threaded and coupled). The tester was completely disassembled, upgraded and remanufactured at our facility in Longview, Texas. All new PLC controls, pneumatics, hydraulics and fill water system were installed. The High-Pressure system and safety enclosure were completely reworked. New tooling was designed, manufactured and installed along with new seals and associated components. TMSI trained the customer's personnel in the operation and maintenance of the tester. The completed tester consisted of these major components: Entry table, safety enclosure, tester, tooling, fill water system (low pressure), high pressure system (10,000-PSI max), PLC control package with chart recorder and exit table.

TMSI Premium Casing Tester

TMSI did the design, manufacture, assembly, installation and start-up of one (1) 15,000-PSI TMSI Hydrostatic Tester for the same project in Indonesia. This tester capacity was for API 4 1/2" thru 13 3/8" Range III casing (plain end, threaded and threaded & coupled) with a maximum cycle time of one (1) casing per minute. TMSI also trained the customer's personnel in the operation and maintenance of the tester. The completed tester consisted of these major components: Entry table, safety enclosure, tester, tooling, fill water system (low pressure), high pressure system (15,000-PSI max), PLC control package with chart recorder and exit table.

TMSI Tubing Tester

TMSI did the design, manufacture and assembly of two (2) identical 15,000-PSI TMSI Hydrostatic Testers for the same project in Indonesia. The tester capacity was for API 1.900" thru 4 1/2" Range II tubing (external upset, plain end, threaded and threaded & coupled) and API 4 1/2" thru 5 1/2" Range II casing (plain end, threaded and threaded & coupled). The maximum cycle time for each tester was one (1) piece per minute. TMSI also trained the customer's personnel in the operation and maintenance of the tester. Each tester consisted of these major components: Entry table, safety enclosure, tester, tooling, fill water system (low pressure), high pressure system (15,000-PSI max), PLC control package with chart recorder and exit table. TMSI installed and did start-up on one (1) tester at the plant because the customer elected to store the other tester.

Bronx Tester

TMSI did several upgrades over a period of years for a customer with a Bronx 20,000 PSI Tension Bar Compression Type Tester. These upgrades included rework and redesign of existing pressure compensated tooling, as well as reworking the carriages, to accomodate larger sizes of product. Later, we engineered and machined a still larger set of tooling, and replaced five carriages with new to accomodate the larger product size. We also reworked the entry and exit handling systems.