Creating an Innovative Creep Test System

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Creep tester samples on test

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) “is the leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future” (gastechnology.org). Signal.X is proud to team up with such a company and be a part of securing our nation’s energy future.

One aspect of GTI’s research is the development and validation of testing methodologies for polyethylene pipe typically used in natural gas distribution. The common failure mode for these pipes is slow crack growth, in which stress concentrations build up and cracks grow from material creep. GTI contracted Signal.X to develop a control and data acquisition application for a test system to measure this material property. To learn more about how Signal.X created the unique software application for this issue, please click here.