in conjunction with our partner Barker Products, is a leading manufacturer of snubber test and maintenance equipment and services. We are the OEM suppliers of API, API/Barker, and Barker/Diacon snubber test machines.
Our solutions for snubber testing and maintenance activities have been perfected through 20 years of evolution and innovation. Utilities and service organizations across North America, Asia, and Europe rely on Barker/Diacon equipment for the efficient operation of their snubber test programs.
Our state of the art software, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems provide our customers with the most reliable, most productive, and best supported snubber test and maintenance equipment available anywhere.
IN SNUBBER TESTING
System 2000 Series Snubber Test Bench is designed to
provide utilities and service companies with a rugged,
easy to maintain, and easy to use piece of test gear to
support snubber ISI activities.
While maintaining a conservative design philosophy, the entire
system has been analyzed from the ground up, resulting
in a more logical, higher performance system with
enhanced usability and reliability as compared to
earlier designs of test benches.
The System 2000 Snubber Test Bench System is capable of testing all
types of snubbers, including mechanical acceleration
limiting, mechanical velocity limiting, and hydraulic
velocity limiting with or without activation (lock up)
We build test benches with capacities from 6 kip to 200 kip, or higher
on special order. A typical standard machine includes a
high force load frame (75kip or 130 kip), a low force
test frame (6 kip), a hydraulic power unit (hpu),
and a system control console.
We can also build integral units where the hpu is built into each
frame, for space savings and easier transport.
IPST10 IN PLACE SNUBBER TESTERS
Barker/Diacon engineers were among the first to
introduce this technology to the utility industry in
1982. From those beginnings comes the Barker/Diacon
IPST10 Snubber Test System. The IPST10 provides a
method of testing large bore hydraulic snubbers in
their installed locations. Full functional testing
of the snubber valves, through lockup and bleed rate
testing, and of the snubber pressure seals can be
accomplished. Tests are directly comparable with
those performed on a test bench.
To use the IPST10, the test
machine is moved to the location of the snubber via
supplied quick connect fittings. Fifty feet of hose
are supplied to attach the machine to the snubber.
The snubber may be left attached to the plant
structure, if suitable manifolds have been
installed, or one or both pins may be removed. All
tests are carried out via computer control from the
test machine, which is an ALARA benefit.
The IPST10 simulates bench
testing by calculating the internal snubber pressure
and flow which correspond to requested snubber loads
and velocities. These calculated values are then
applied to the snubber and the results measure with
the use of precision pressure and flow transducers.
The results are correlated back to the more
common units of force and linear velocity for output
to color graphic printout.
||Barker/Diacon can supply engineers to
support testing activities using our equipment.
||Diacon Corp. can perform on site, one
day calibration of all API, API/Barker, and Barker/Diacon
test benches, as well as any Bergen Paterson or Anchor
Darling test benches.
We can also calibrate IPST 10 In Place Test machines
Our calibrations are traceable to NIST, and are
performed under our QA program.
Equipment Repair Services
||We perform maintenance and repair of any
of our equipment on a scheduled or as needed basis.
|Barker/Diacon supplies the only
authorized operation training for API/Barker and Barker/Diacon
equipment. Training can be performed at our facilities
If you have any
questions on any of our snubber related products, please
Duncan Potter Diacon Corp
26 Waterhouse Road, Cape Elizabeth
Tel: 207 767 8219
Fax: 207 767 3753