Design and Fabrication of a Hydrostatic Testing System for Submarine Nickel Aluminum Bronze Valves

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Authors
  1. KarisAllen, K.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);FACTS Engineering Inc., Halifax, NS (CAN)
Abstract
A test system for conducting hydrostatic testing of submarine valves has been designed and fabricated. The design consists of two main components, namely, a high pressure valve pressurization circulation loop, and an external ambient pressure external containment chamber. The high pressure circulation loop was designed to apply pressures between 0 psig and 5000 psig in accordance with DRDC’s specified requirement. The exterior (ambient pressure) chamber was designed to contain events including a high pressure water jet (in the case of a “leak before break” type of failure mode) and a kinetic energy impact event from one or more of the components associated with a high pressure flow loop (catastrophic failure of the valve components). The experiments conducted have verified that the hydrostatic test system was functioning according to specifications.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2008-107 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2008
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
CA033417
CANDIS No
532722
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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