One of our principal activities is the generation of high pressure within fluids. The pressurised fluid may be used for many purposes including cleaning and component testing. The pressure is generated using different techniques depending upon the application requirements but the two main methods are through the use of multi piston pumps and oil-oil intensifiers, both of which have been used in many of our high pressure test machines.
In addition to pressure generation with oil, other test mediums including air, nitrogen and water have been used in pressure testing applications. While some of the principles are similar for a given test medium, others vary significantly requiring all aspects of the pressure generation technique to be fully evaluated and understood. CAT’s experience in working at pressure with many different test mediums has allowed us to establish the procedures required to efficiently and accurately evaluate the requirements for using a particular test medium.
Pressure Generation Capabilities
|pressure||up to 3000 bar|
|pressure stability||better than +/-0.1 bar for steady state conditions|
|flow rate||up to 100 l/min depending upon pressure|
|temperature control||up to 160°C +/-1°C depending upon fluid|