R & D Facilities

State-of-the-Art facility opened in 2010

The objective of the new VAM North America testing laboratory in Houston Texas is to test the quality and reliability of the connections under field-like conditions per standard procedures such as ISO 13679, or customers’ procedures. In addition to qualification tests for customers, the lab actively participates in the development of new connections and validation of new products.

The sample preparation (design, threading, gauging, and surface finish) is critical for the entire process. VAM USA has embedded within the testing facility manufacturing capabilities to produce the test specimens. The samples are then submitted to aggressive testing procedures duplicating the worst case scenarios in the field.

These extensive testing standards secure VAM reputation in the premium connection market worldwide.