Originally built to test drilling jars, this test bench has been further developed to include many configurations for applying both tensile and compressive forces on very long objects - up to 70m. The test bench is equipped with a hydraulic cylinder and modern flow control systems to deliver precise load setups. Testing can be performed with accurate temperature control up to 200 °C
A comprehensive data logging system makes it possible to collect data at high acquisition rate (by use of the IRIS Matlab® software specially made for testing of jars). The static point is a large concrete slab fixed to the bedrock.
Maximum tension: 130 ton
Maximum compression: 130 ton
Length: 45 m (with extensions up to 70 m)
Maximum OD: 406mm/16"