Rapid Gas Decompression

Polymer engineering and material qualification for oil and gas applications are daily challenges for engineers as they deal with ever higher pressures and temperatures at new depths and in new gases.

ARDL recognizes the need to support the oil & gas industry with independent testing and has expanded its reputation as a world leader in material development and problem solving by investing in technology and equipment to meet today’s down-hole application requirements. ARDL is accredited by A2LA to perform ISO 23936, NORSOK M710 and NACE TMO 192 testing for elastomers and thermoplastics.

The expanded qualification of non-metallic sealing material capabilities includes NORSOK M710 Rev 2 (Annex A and Annex C) aging in high temperature/high pressure environments in fluid to measure the change in mechanical performance and chemical degradation.

Rapid Gas Decompression Specifications and Capabilities

The pressures available to our customers range from 0 to 20,000 psig for vessels which can test up to three different compounds simultaneously in a variety of test fluids.  Our pressure chambers are set up to age materials in sweet and sour gas (containing H2S) environments as well as with other chemicals found in deep well applications.

Temperature capabilities range up to 300°C and specimen sizes include BS-325 size O-rings and standard ASTM dumbbells.  ARDL RGD/Explosive Decompression capabilities for NORSOK M710 Rev 2 (Annex B) and NACE TMO 192 allow for pressures up to 6,000 psig and release rates up to 500 psig per minute performed to the number of cycles required by the customer.  ARDL’s expertise in materials analysis includes examination of the material cross sections using 10X microscopy.

  • Pressure capability 20,000 psi
  • Temperature capability 300°C
  • Sweet Well (CH4), Sour Well (H2S , CO2)
  • Material Service Life Prediction

Custom testing available as well as physical/chemical properties, heat aging, fluid immersion and other support testing for elastomer oil field applications.

This testing reproduces the service environment in which rubber seals operate.  The cyclic testing is used to determine the robustness of a rubber compounds subjected to a sudden and repeated loss of pressure in a down-hole environment.

If you would like more information about Engineering Services please contact John Meser, Engineering Manager, at (866) 778-ARDL or (330) 794-6600.

Available Methods

ISO 23936-2 - Custom Test

Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries - Non-Metallic Materials in Contact with Media Related to Oil and Gas Production - Part 2

ISO 23936-2 - Custom Testing

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sour Conditions, High Pressure

Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries - Non-Metallic Materials in Contact with Media Related to Oil and Gas Production - Part 2

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sour Conditions, High Pressure

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sour Conditions, Low Pressure

Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries - Non-Metallic Materials in Contact with Media Related to Oil and Gas Production - Part 2

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sour Conditions, Low Pressure

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sweet Conditions, High Pressure

Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries - Non-Metallic Materials in Contact with Media Related to Oil and Gas Production - Part 2

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sweet Conditions, High Pressure

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sweet Conditions, Low Pressure

Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries - Non-Metallic Materials in Contact with Media Related to Oil and Gas Production - Part 2

ISO 23936-2 Sect. B - Sweet Conditions, Low Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2 - Custom Test

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, - Custom Test

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. A - Aging in Sour Conditions - High Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect A - Sour Conditions, High Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. A - Aging in Sour Conditions - Low Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect A - Sour Conditions, Low Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. A - Aging in Sweet Conditions - High Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect A - Sweet Conditions, High Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. A - Aging in Sweet Conditions - Low Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect A - Sweet Conditions, Low Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. B - Aging in Sour Conditions - High Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect B - Sour Conditions, High Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. B - Aging in Sour Conditions - Low Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect B - Sour Conditions, Low Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. B - Aging in Sweet Conditions - High Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect B - Sweet Conditions, High Pressure

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect. B - Aging in Sweet Conditions - Low Pressure

Qualification of Non-Metallic Sealing Materials and Manufactures

NORSOK M710 Rev 2, Sect B - Sweet Conditions, Low Pressure