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Originally built to test drilling jars, this test bench has been further developed to include many configurations for applying both tensile and compressive forces on very long objects - up to 70m.

The test bench is equipped with a hydraulic cylinder and modern flow control systems to deliver precise load setups.

Testing can be performed with accurate temperature control up to 200 °C

A comprehensive data logging system makes it possible to collect data at high acquisition rate (by use of the Matlab® software specially made for testing of jars).

The static point is a large concrete slab fixed to the bedrock.

Technical summary:

  • Maximum tension: 130 ton
  • Maximum compression: 130 ton
  • Length: 45 m (with extensions up to 70 m)
  • Maximum OD: 406mm/16"