Box Loading Test System

The SCITEQ box loader can perform two methods for testing pipes and fittings or joints for their resistance to deformation and leakage, when subjected to sustained external loading in conjunction with the passage of hot/cold water.

Product highlights:

  • high accuracy temperature control
  • user-friendly operation
  • suitable for  pipe sizes  Ø110-510mm
  • easy-to-use touch panel PLC
  • easy access to box loader container

Description

A pipe/fitting sample is placed on a gravel bed and covered with gravel. A constant vertical load is applied via the gravel and temperature cycling is performed. Vertical deflection of the test piece is measured. A further feature is the optional conveyor system that eases gravel handling in terms of filling and emptying the box. The system uses tanks containing hot and cold water supplies depending on test method.  

The box loading system comprises three main parts; the box loader itself with compression plate, adjustable sides and pipe/fitting inlet/outlet, the tank system and the control cabinet combined with a chiller (chiller only needed for method A). Additional optional parts are the gravel conveyor system and the gravel storage container. The SCITEQ box loader complies with the standard ISO 13 260.

A highly durable solution

The box loader itself is heavy-duty and constructed in a way to allow a high degree of flexibility in terms of size adjustability depending on the actual pipe dimension and composition (straight pipe or assembly) to be  tested. The gravel will cause severe wear of the inner box and thus the inner box has been constructed in wood which is easily replaceable.

The box is accessible in more ways for instance to allow tamping of the gravel, to position the test piece, to load and unload gravel etc.

Tank

The tank system in stainless steel consists of two water tanks (depending of test method). Return water is lead back to the correct water tank thus saving energy. Continuously circulation in the tanks ensures consistent temperature.

Control cabinet

The control cabinet contains high quality components carefully chosen for their compatibility worldwide. The state-of-the art touch panel is very service friendly and offers excellent functionality.

 

ISO 13260 has very strict requirements to the sand/gravel mixture to be used for testing. SCITEQ may be consulted for assistance. For more information and technical specifications please see the brochure.

Specifications

Test sample size:

method A: Ø110 up to Ø190 mm.
method B: Ø190 up to Ø510 mm.

Vertical deflection:

50-60 kN +/- 2.

Hot water temp.:

method A: 85 degrees C (+/-2)
method B: 50 degrees C (+/-2)

Hydrostatic pressure:

0,35 bar .

Temperature accuracy:

+/- less than 1 degree C.

Electrical supply:

3 x 400V, 50Hz (TN-S).

Dimensions:

box loader: 4700x1650x2350 mm (LxWxH)
tank systems with two tanks: 2800x1400x2200mm
control cabinet and chiller: 1400x1010x195mm
gravel storage container: 1900x1600x2400mm
gravel conveyor system: optional
Weight: approx. 3 ton

Circulation pumps:

flow 1.33 l/min in pipe samples, magnetic drive.

Point load fixtures:

four screw inserts (other no. on request).

Electrical supply:

220/230V.

Air pressure:

4 to 8 bar.

Dimensions:

dependant on model.

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Standards

There are numerous international standards referring to testing. We supply testing equipment to fulfill any national and international testing standard within our field of business. In case you do not find the standard you are looking for in the below list, please contact us for further information

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