IntelliTest® launches as first fully-automated hydrostatic pressure tester system for critical iron parts for oil and gas fracking applications

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Intelligent tester system initially targeted for oil and gas industry OEM manufacturers and re-certifiers of critical parts for fracking applications.

IntellitTest System and HMI interface

“The automation, control, and repeatability delivered by IntelliTest to certify iron in oil fracking applications, provide a distinct advantage over traditional manual or limited automated test systems." -- Dave Pellerin, Wilson Company Vice President.

The Systems Division of Wilson Company (Wilson Systems) , specialists in the design of automated industrial systems combining intelligent electronics with the power of hydraulics, is launching IntelliTest®, the first fully-automated hydrostatic pressure non-destructive tester, for testing and recertification of critical iron parts for oil and gas fracking applications, that reduces operator intervention and increases repeatability, reliability and results.

Already in service at numerous industry-leading customers, IntelliTest tests to certify and recertify critical-use iron parts such as check valve, plugs valves and plumbing components, as well as fracking trucks and manifolds with the associated hoses and piping. The unique distinguishing feature of IntelliTest when compared to competing systems is its fully-automated intelligent operation. Once started, the test requires no operator intervention. The automation ensures test integrity, repeatability, traceability, and prevents over pressurizing the test specimen.

The system is operated either locally or remotely via PC or mobile device through a convenient touch screen. The screen provides test status and results. Many customers also currently choose to interface with the IntelliTest® from an information database for test parameters and results storage.

The product is available with or without an integrated cabinet enclosure. It is more commonly provided without the cabinet and simply placed in the test chamber (or field bunker) with the test specimen. This installation method removes any and all high pressure components from the operator’s vicinity, increasing the margin of safety in high pressure testing.

“The automation, control, and repeatability delivered by our proprietary design provide a distinct advantage over traditional manual or limited automated test systems, which may display some measurable variables but offer no discernible controllability, response or comparable technology. An overpressure event can result in significant customer product losses,” said Dave Pellerin, the company’s Vice President. “Our system does not depend on operator ability to react to overpressure events once a maximum pressure set point is entered into the system’s HMI. The IntelliTest® system allows pressure ramping to multiple pressure levels without operator interaction. You can run a test on a hose at 150PSI and the next test can be on a 22,500PSI plug valve – all at the touch of a button,” he added.

IntelliTest® automation simplifies the operation. The operator is now available for other tasks during the test cycle increasing through put. Closed loop control decreases inconsistency from test to test. Consistency and repeatability allow the component designer more flexibility in material selection and component size, continually designing closer to the material limits.

Scalable from 50 to 60,000 psi, each IntelliTest system is provided with on-board air and fluid conditioning. The extensive filtration increases uptime and simplifies maintenance. In existing customer installations, the highest wear items tested and certified with IntelliTest have lasted more than 10,000 cycles and take less than 20 minutes to maintain.

There are over twenty systems already in service in the United States. Whether recertifying or manufacturing new components, industry leaders have found increase in productivity and reductions in scrap loss. While initially supporting the oil and gas industry, Wilson’s Systems division also foresees applications in the manufacture and certification of hose, tubing, cylinder, air tank, accumulators, pumps and more. For more information on IntelliTest, please visit: The company will be exhibiting at this year's API Tanks, Valves and Piping Conference in Las Vegas, Oct 12-15 at the Aria Hotel.

About Wilson Company, Systems Division
Wilson Company, based in Addison, TX, is a long established distributor and integrator of hydraulics, pneumatics, connectors, sensors and controls for Parker Hannifin and other leading solutions manufacturers. Wilson’s Systems Division operates independently, and develops custom engineered solutions for customers in the Aerospace, Oil and Gas and other vertical industries. With its expertise in the area of integrated systems design, intelligent electronics, power hydraulics and related technologies, Wilson’s Systems Division has developed a wide variety of solutions that include electro-hydraulic systems, hydraulic power units, pneumatic valve assemblies, as well as electrical controls and custom manifold assemblies. Wilson’s Systems Division has successfully developed and delivered custom testing solutions for many years into multiple industries, and in 2013 commoditized one of its proven solutions for the oil and gas market: IntelliTest. As the industry’s first fully-automated hydrostatic pressure test system, it was installed and operational at a number of industry leading customers before officially launching broadly to the market in the spring of 2015.    The company sells through a direct sales force. Information on Wilson Systems Division and its solutions may be found on: For more information, please contact:

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