A Little Wider Please….


We have recently been making full use of the upgraded capabilities of our TR-630 Tensioner Pad Rig with the life cycle testing of tensioner pads against a large diameter (580mm) coated pipe sample.


Over the operational life of a tensioner pad, the spring block can develop a permanent deformation as the pad grips and releases a pipeline which will adversely affect the pad system performance.


With the upgraded TR-630, we can complete accelerated life cycle testing of tensioner pads by repeatedly applying and releasing the pad against the pipe sample.


In the testing pictured, a pair of prototype tensioner pads developed by RED will be subject to 22500 cycles in just 15 days, allowing rapid verification of future pad performance.


If we can assist in validating the performance of your tensioner pads, then please get in contact with the team at

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