Energy

TRaC assist energy manufacturers with testing, qualification and approvals for the global market.

TRaC’s expertise and capabilities deliver the highest levels of confidence and international recognition in qualifying equipment, plant and infrastructure to the most demanding industry and legislative standards.

Explosive Atmosphere Assessment & Testing

  • ATEX and HAZLOC explosive atmosphere product evaluation and testing
  • Production control audits
  • Routine inspection of electrical equipment in hazardous areas
  • Dangerous substance and explosive atmosphere regulations (DSEAR) assessments
  • Pre-compliance design consultancy
  • Technical file service

Gas Pipeline & Infrastructure Analysis

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of steelwork and plant
  • Qualification of major fittings
  • Computational analysis of stress distribution in welds
  • Assessment to determine necessity for post weld heat treatment
  • Analysis of earthquake and wind-loading effects
  • Vibration measurement to investigate fatigue failure
  • Life extension studies

Seismic Vibration Testing & Analysis

  • Single axis, biaxial and triaxial earthquake test facility
  • Low frequency large displacement simulation
  • Equipment characterisation to seismic events
  • Computational simulation and stress analysis of equipment  during seismic events
  • Validation of safety critical equipment

Environmental Testing & Analysis

  • Vibration and shock testing and simulation
  • Accelerated life testing and fatigue life prediction
  • Temperature, humidity and salt corrosion testing
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Replication of measured site conditions in a controlled lab environment
  • Validation of computational models through physical testing

On-site Testing, Measurement & Assessment 

  • Data acquisition of local vibration and shock condition
  • Modal testing and structural characterisation
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) site surveys and approval of large installations
  • DSEAR assessment of explosive atmospheres
  • Site surveys to assess 'as-built' boundary conditions

Legislative Approvals

TRaC ensure product confidence and reliability in high risk and harsh environments

We offer testing to the following standards applicable for energy industry

Service Industry Specific Standards Offered
EMC EMC Directive
EN61000-6-x series 
EES1989 
EN55011
Environmental BS EN 60068 Series 
Seismic Testing to BNFL Spec ET372, IEC 60068-3-3, IEEE Std 693, IEEE Std 344, Telcordia GR-63-CORE

Radio

ZigBee Alliance Standard 
RTTE Directive 
EN 300 328 
EN 300 220 
EN 300 330 
EN 300 440 
CFR 47 FCC Pt2, 22, 24, 25, 27,74, 75, 90 
CFR 47 FCC Pt 15
Safety ATEX explosive Atmosphere Directive 
Low Voltage Directive 
Machinery Safety Directive
Telecoms n/a