Originally built to test drilling jars, this test bench has been further developed to include many configurations for applying both tensile and compressive forces. The jar 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"