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Success Story: Hydraulic Test and Simulation of Field-Installed Systems

Recently, a large industrial firm presented several hydraulic test system manufacturers with a challenge: develop a system to simulate a field installation for factory set-up and testing. Naturally everyone jumped at the chance for a line-up. Then the required system’s capabilities were outlined as follows:

Proof and Burst Pressure Test Stands

A few of our engineers feel that the most satisfying test stand that Wineman Technology builds is a Proof and Burst Pressure Test Stand. Afterall, who doesn’t like to blow things up!

Expanding Pressure Pulsation Testing to Include Controllable Water Hammer Effects

Perhaps the best place to start this conversation is to revisit the difference between an Impulse Test System and a Pressure Pulsation Test System. Wineman Technology separates these two types of systems by utilizing the following definition:

Defining and Selection of Bubble-Point Test Stands

The purpose this post to highlight some of the insights into the selection and capabilities of Bubble-Point Test Systems and is not intended to go into the testing physics, analysis of the test data, or the correlation / determination of element pore sizes behind the testing itself.  An in-depth discussion for this expanded data can be found in standards such as the ARP901-B Aerospace Recommended Practice / Bubble-Point Test Method available from SAE International publications.

White Paper: Continuing the Discussion about Hydraulic Fluids

It is important when working with hydraulic equipment that you understand what fluid you are dealing with and what its characteristics are. Most fluids are incompatible with other fluids and would often require changes to seals or other system components to be able to switch between fluids. Also, each has its own health and safety considerations.

White Paper: The Importance of Requirements Documentation

When beginning a project to create a data acquisition, control, or test system, the main two concerns are often “How can we keep costs low?” and “How quickly will it be up and running?” Unfortunately, that can lead to rushing through the most important first step: the creation of a detailed project requirements document.

Running Post-Processing After a Test Completes

 INERTIA supports launching a user-developed LabVIEW VI upon test completion. This option is set through the Test Executor Options that are accessed by selecting the Options buttons:

Acceptance Testing Procedures for Aerospace Hydraulic Components

The proper testing of each component during development is especially crucial for in-flight critical applications because a failure of even the smallest component can have catastrophic results. Additionally, applications in these types of industries often have complex hydraulic components, use exotic fluids, or need to have fail-safe functionality in high-pressure environments, which creates even more complicated test scenarios.

Does Your Pressure Impulse System Measure Up?

One of the greatest growth areas for Wineman Technology are our lines of pressure impulse and pressure pulsation test systems. During the quoting process, our customers usually ask several questions to see how our engineered system’s capacities compare with several of our competitors “off the shelf” product lines. The main and perhaps the most important question that they ask is “Why are you asking me all of these questions about what we are testing and how we are testing it?” This blog post will hopefully highlight some of the differences in the WTI engineered system’s approach, why we ask so many questions, and if what you are buying really measures up.