The test bench has been designed to be able to operate both with mineral fluid and with special fluids: for this reason, both the tank and piping have been made of electropolished stainless steel.
The bench, which will be included in the R&D department of a company that manufactures filters, is designed for:
- determination of the pressure drops of the filter body and cartridges;
- measurement of electrostatic charges;
- determination of the delta P of the element under test as a function of the viscosity of the oil.
This is a complex solution that has required a customized development lasting 5 months from the identification of the customers’ needs, to the concept, to the realization and finally up to the final product testing.
More specifically, the main bench, integrated with a closed loop inverter, is suitable for operation with both mineral oil and military-grade synthetic oil.
It produces a noise lower than 73 dBa and has a 4,000-lt. tank, 1,300 l/min flow rate and 45 Kw installed power.
The tank is also equipped with four 1.5 Kw resistors and is designed for a heat exchanger in order to control the temperature of the oil and therefore its viscosity.
A series of sophisticated digital instruments including a flow meter, two differential pressure meters and one temperature meter, all equipped with HART protocol. This allows for a test filter to be precisely characterized.
The rain system is a containment tank equipped with grating in order to facilitate cleaning and drainage of the lines.
What makes this project a special experience?
The solution was developed for an Italian company that produces customized components in Italy, similar to the activity of the Hydraulic Systems BU within Duplomatic.
It is therefore a perfect example of “Made in Italy” amalgamating skills and teamwork.