This is particularly important for polymeric materials as their properties are time and temperature dependent and can be significantly affected by the fluids they come into contact with.
To predict life, accelerated laboratory tests can be carried out based on the service conditions the component will experience in real-use. In all cases, increased temperatures are used to accelerate the test conditions.
This paper looks at:
- The different approaches which can be used
- Factors to consider when designing accelerated test programs
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As the service conditions in the oil and gas industry become increasingly more demanding, there is a greater need to
demonstrate that the materials selected are fit for service.
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