INTEGRATED METHODS OF CONTROL, CONTINUOUSLY EXPANDING
In order to ensure smooth installation of equipment built by BARDOT Group, the latest equipment has all been tested upon production completion according to a procedure implemented by our engineers and validated by our clients, both contractors and oil companies. This process ensures a stringent conformity between your request and the delivered products.
To successfully complete these operations, BARDOT Group possesses a Centre of Experimental Development (Centre de Développement Expérimental) of 1000 m² in La Ciotat (France), equipped with many testing facilities, used either for the inspection of BarDeep® and DeepFloat® materials, or for the inspection and Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT). Among these:
With regards to testing on assembled equipment, we have a full-scale test bench that reproduces a 3 meter section of a life-sized Stinger boat, allowing the simulation of S-Lay pipe laying in all conditions, normal as well as exceptional or accidental such as a stand-by under tension.
This test bench, fully instrumented, is connected to a data room that is accessible to all of our clients under a confidentiality agreement, and allows the real-time viewing and recording of behaviour of the tested equipment and the evolution of all the characteristic physical and mechanical values during the test.
AN INTERACTIVE PROCESS: BOTH FAST AND POWERFUL
Through physical exchanges and uninterrupted information technology between the Centre of Experimental Development (Centre de Développement Expérimental), the different local test sites located in Houston, Cuneo, and Kuala Lumpur, and the Centre of Engineering (Centre d’Ingénierie) in La Ciotat, the feedback on real observations, the results of numerical calculations and the resulting cybernetic process guarantee BARDOT Group of a highly sophisticated understanding of the behaviour of our systems moulded from polymers and of their performance in use and in installation.