HPHT CIRCULATING

FLOW LOOP SYSTEMS

High Temperature, High Pressure  (HPHT) Circulating Flow Loops are used to test materials in high purity water environments. These systems can create supercritical and multiphase conditions such as those seen in Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactors (BWR). Our HPHT Circulating Flow Loops include a pumping system, heaters, heat exchangers, filters, thermocouples, and equipment for measuring water conditions including dissolved oxygen, dissolved hydrogen, pH, and conductivity.

HPHT Circulating Flow Loops feed conditioned water to Autoclave systems including our Load Frames. Tensile tests, Slow Strain Rate tests (SSRT), Corrosion Fatigue tests, and crack growth studies are performed using Cortest’s proprietary pull-through Autoclave. Control of the flow loop, autoclave, load frame, and crack growth measurements are integrated into a single computer and control module.

WATER CHEMISTRY MONITORING

CONDUCTIVITY, DO, pH, DH

(Custom Configurable)

 

PRESSURES UP TO

35 MPa

(5,076 PSI)

 

TEMPERATURES UP TO

600°C

(1112°F)

SYSTEM FEATURES

  • -Materials of Construction: 316 S.S., Inconel 625, Hastelloy C-276, Titanium
  • -Pressures Up to 35 MPa (5,076 PSI)
  • -Temperatures Up to 600°C (1112°F)
  • -Recirculating Flow Rates Up to 350 mL/min
  • -7.5-Liter Glass Water Column with Gas Sparging Tube
  • -Demineralizers and In-Line Filters to Ensure High Purity Flow
  • -Heat Exchangers for Rapid Cooling and Heating
  • CERT/SSRT Load Frame
  • Corrosion Fatigue Testing
  • HPHT Pull-Through Autoclave

CONTROLS

-Cortest Proprietary System Control

-Test Loop Control Enclosure with the Following Displays
Autoclave Return and High Pressure Pump Pressure Display
Autoclave Supply/Return and Heat Exchanger Temperature Display

-Preheater Temperature Controls with High-Limit Set Points

-Over Temperature and Variable Pressure Safety and Slarms

-Default Data Acquisition System Records the Following Data
All Test Loop Sensors
Test Loop Thermocouples
Test Loop Pressure Transducers
Test Loop Flow Rate
Test Duration

 

 

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

-Supercritical Steam
-Nuclear Research
-Crack Growth Studies (DCPD)
-High Temperature, High Pressure Stress Corrosion Cracking

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CORTEST Headquarters

38322 Apollo Pkwy, Willoughby, OH 44094, USA

P: 440.942.1235   |   F: 440.942.0327

corrosion@cortest.com

©2017 CORTEST and all work represented. All rights reserved.