Test results

Independent testing and evaluation

The BEWI Universal Protector has been independently tested and evaluated by Equinor and Kiwa.

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Time spent on mounting and removal is reduced by 80%

A producer of tubular solutions has performed the most comprehensive range of evaluation, whereas Equinor and Kiwa have benchmarked more specific features. The three parties have in sum covered all major aspects of the protectors.

Turning of the BEWI Universal protector's cap

Handling

The connection integrity is preserved during transport, loading/unloading and handling

Status: Approved

Assembly

Time spent on mounting and removal is reduced by 80%.

Status: Approved

Storage

Vallourec reduced Storage Volume Effect from 200 to 32 Stock Keeping Units (SKU). Overall effect in storage footprint requirements reduced with 80%.

Status: Approved

Impact

The soft plastic material was able to absorb impacts according to API 5 CT requirements well and remained intact.

Status: Approved

Fitability

The fitting on the connection was considered good and covers various foot pound classes.

Status: Approved

Wettability

The elastic material in the protector returns to its original shape and ensures overall integrity from water and debris ingress.

Status: Approved

Cleaning

High-pressure cold water is the preferred method for cleaning the BEWI Universal Protectors.

Status: Approved

Corrosion, Long Term Test

Long-term outdoor storage over periods up to 25 weeks in Norway, Brazil and Abu Dhabi covering winter-, hot summer- and tropical environment. No sign of any humidity-, sand grain-, debris ingress or pitting corrosion. 

Status: Approved

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