A test facility unique in Europe with pressures up to 3400 bar in cooperation of the CSE Institute and the Fraunhofer ICT. Two high-pressure vessels with a permissible pressure of 730 bar and a volume of 3 m3 each are available (length 11 m / outside diameter approx. 1.2 m / weight approx. 20 tons). Furthermore, the facility has three high-pressure vessels with a permissible pressure of 3400 bar and a volume of approx. 200 l each (length 5 m / outside diameter approx. 1.0 m / weight approx. 20 tons). The high-pressure vessels are coupled with each other. Tests in the low-pressure range can be carried out with two large-volume pressure vessels (62 m3 | 156 bar).
Fittings and piping installations are tested and measuring instruments calibrated at the High Pressure Loop. High-precision measurement technology with a recording rate in the megahertz range is available for this purpose. Mass flows from 0 to 440,000 kg/h can be achieved for measurements.
- Capacities (volume flow, mass flow)
- Flow resistances (pressure drop)
- Characteristics (pressure opening etc.)
- Type testing
- Other flow investigations
Fitting tests, for example:
- Safety valves,
- Rupture Discs,
- Control valves,
- Nozzles, and
- other fittings.
Measurements are performed at constant pressure or at constant mass flow rates. The High Pressure Loop has an automatic control system in the high-pressure zone.
The CSE-Engineering team will be happy to advise you on measurement ranges and optimal test planning. Talk to us.