From pressure and burst to impulse and flow, hydraulic and pneumatic test methods provide critical data about the fluid dynamics that keep systems running. With the ability to test a wide range of components and hydraulic fluids, we have the capacity and the expertise to handle virtually any project.
From aerospace and defense to transportation, hydraulic and pneumatic test methods are an integral part of product qualification programs across industries. Our highly skilled staff works with you to create customized solutions for your products. With dedicated testing systems and a team of experts dedicated to your success, we can help you complete your projects on time and on budget.
Our Pneumatic Test Methods
We can perform virtually any pneumatic test for aerospace and transportation engines, under a wide range of environmental conditions. Some of the services that we offer include:
- Bleed air testing
- Performance verification
- Leakage and pressure drop
- Hydraulic impulse endurance
- Burst and proof pressure
- Fuel icing and ice digestion
- High and low-temperature flow simulation
- Fluid susceptibility
- Cracking/reseat pressure
- Accelerated life cycling
- Fuel contamination
Please contact us for specific flow and pressure ratings available at your local test laboratory.
Hydraulic Fluids Available
In addition to providing test services, we also have a wide range of hydraulic fluids on hand to facilitate a seamless test program. Some of the fluids and oils that we regularly test include:
- JP-4 and JP-5
- JP-8 and up
- Phosphate Ester fluids (Skydrol)
- Standard hydraulic oil
Our Hydraulic and Pneumatic Test Equipment
Our state-of-the-art test labs can produce extreme levels of pressure, temperature and fluid stress to ensure the safety and performance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Our product qualification labs can test products ranging from small components to full subassemblies. We can work with you to develop custom test protocols, as well as providing accredited testing to industry standards.
Some of our hydraulic fluid dynamics and pneumatic test equipment includes:
- Steam testing facility
- Blow down facility up to 5000 PSII/65,000 gpm
- Bleed air/RAM air facility
- Valve certification equipment
- Cryogenics chambers
- Heat exchangers
- Pressure fatigue equipment
- Flow simulation up to 6.25 lbs/sec at 600 PSIG, with temperatures up to 2000 F
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