JFD was able to conduct a hydrostatic pressure test of cables for subsea support work with remote witnessing, enabling the customer to meet the industry standards and Quality Assurance requirements.

The challenge 

To be able to conduct the hydrostatic pressure test and have it witnessed remotely by an independent accreditation body within the confines of COVID-19 protocols. 

The solution 

Cables were sent to the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland by the customer to be hydrostatically tested to 50 PSI in a 100bar chamber. 

To enable Bureau Veritas (a classification body) to witness the test safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and reduce the cost and time associated with travel, JFD set up a remote witnessing process. 

Remote witnessing allowed the customer and third party accreditors to witness the tests being conducted remotely via a livestream from the workshop, showing the live results from the data loggers. 

Conducting the test in this manner, and offering the remote witnessing options significantly reduced the costs for the test process as a whole to the customers, as well as reduced the number of personnel required onsite, ensuring all COVID-19 safety measures were followed.