Connections Testing and qualification
The general accepted method for the qualification of casing connection designs is, at the moment, the conducting of tests on a number of full scale specimens. The aim of such an investigation is to assess the following primary characteristics:
- the galling tendency;
- the sealing capacity,
- the structural load bearing capacity.
The tests to be performed simulate a number of load conditions which can be imposed on connections during service. In general the test programmes comprise:
- repeated make-up and break . . .
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