Housed at the head office in Chelmsford, UK is Global Marine’s industry leading Test Facility, over recent years the site has become the ‘go-to’ place for cable manufacturers as well as other industry organisations wanting reassurance that their product is suitable for the harsh marine environment that it ultimately has to operate in.
Before a cable, joint, rope, hawser, repeater or other item of subsea equipment can be deployed, there must be an assurance that it can be laid and operate safely and satisfactorily under extreme maritime conditions.
Global Marine offers a complete range of rigorous mechanical, electrical, environmental and optical test facilities for the marine industry which simulate marine deployment and oceanographic conditions.
These include tensile testing (up to 100kN), torsion, high voltage and pressure testing – to internationally agreed standards and with full monitoring and data logging, both electrical and optical. Pressure testing can simulate the conditions at the deepest point of the ocean; high voltage testing can simulate electrical surges, and the round the sheave tests simulate all types of deployment from vessels. Following testing, concise reports are issued together with test certificates.