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High Energy Test Environment (HETE)

The High Energy Test Environment facility (HETE) can provide a safe testbed that meet the most extensive safety requirements during testing at extreme energy levels. Driven by design criteria; testing under high pressure and high temperatures including large volume test objects, can be done in a safe and contained manner.

HETE is built around a state of the art test pit with the latest safety systems, developed in cooperation with the Norwegian Defence and NTNU.
Dimensions of test pit are; 20 m long, 2 m wide and 3 m deep. A “floating” pit-construction was selected, leaving the pit as a standalone object. This reduces the probability of damage to the surroundings of the facility in case of test failure. The total weight of the floating-pit is 400 metric tonnes, supported with a unique crash-box system to avoid impact damages internally to the pit walls and furthermore protecting the overall facility. Extreme testing has never been more safe.

Technical information (pdf).
 
International Research Institute of Stavanger
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P.O. Box 8046, N-4068 Stavanger, Norway
Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 15, 4021 Stavanger


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+47 51 87 50 00
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International Research Institute of Stavanger
Mailing address:
Visiting address:
P.O. Box 8046, N-4068 Stavanger, Norway
Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 15, 4021 Stavanger


Phone:
Fax:

+47 51 87 50 00
+47 51 87 52 00

General email address: firmapost@iris.no
International Research Institute of Stavanger
Mailing address:



Visiting address:
P.O. Box 8046
N-4068 Stavanger
Norway

Prof. Olav Hanssensvei 15 
4021 Stavanger

 
Phone:
Fax:
General email:
+47 51 87 50 00
+47 51 87 52 00
firmapost@iris.no