Test Rig / Laboratory

Our modern testing facility / laboratory with numerous benches and the latest measurement technology enables industry-oriented and practice-oriented research and development:

4-quadrant test according to IEC 60193

Available tests:

  • Turbines
  • Shut-off
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Pump-turbines
  • Pipe systems

Measurement technology:

  • Laser Doppler anemometry (LDA)
  • Particle image velocimetry (PIV)
  • Cavitation
  • Efficiency measurement
  • Characteristic curve measurement

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Parallel test rig for axial turbine seal

Parallel structure - on the test bench are always checked two units simultaneously.

Specifications of the test rig:

  • Speed-controlled drive (15/30kW)
  • Measurement of
    • Friction torque for driving power
    • Leak / leakage
    • Pressure
  • Continuierliche Record all measurements
  • Dosed insertionof abrasives enables tests under extreme conditions

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Test rig for shaft sealing of pumps

The test rig is adapted to customer requirements and enables accurate simulation of attrition of the mechanical seal under a specific or different operating conditions.

Specifications of the test rig:

  • Max. Shaft diameter: 170 mm
  • Speed: 5,700 rpm
  • Pressure side: P = 40 bar
  • Test rig for long-term test with continuous data recording
  • Remote monitoring
  • Deionized water (DI water)
    • Conductance: 0.1 ĩS / m
    • Automatic water treatment
    • Temperature 60 ° C

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Test rig for water hammer

Test rig for simulation of transient processes. For optical observation of cavitation the test rig consists of five Plexiglas tube segments.

Specifications of the test rig for water hammer:

  • 300 m loop
  • 2 "diameter tubing
  • Plexiplas pressure vessel
  • 3400 liter tank

 


Air test rig

Available test for:

  • Turbines
  • Pumps
  • Valves / fittings
  • Pipe systems


Measurement equipment:

  • Laser Doppler anemometry (LDA)
  • Hot-wire anemometer
  • Efficiency measurement
  • Characteristic curve measurement
  • 5-hole sensor, adjustable during operation

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Projektanfragen

Prof. Helmut Jaberg - Head of the institute HFM

Helmut Jaberg

O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

+43 316 873 7570

helmut.jaberg@tugraz.at

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Mr. Helmut Benigni

Assoc. Univ.-Prof.      DI Dr. techn.

+43 316 873 7578

helmut.benigni@tugraz.at

Standards & norms

  • IEC 60193: Hydraulic turbines, storage pumps and pump-turbines – Model acceptance tests
  • IEC 60534: Industrial-process control valves
  • ISO 9906: Rotodynamic pumps  Hydraulic performance acceptance tests
  • IEC 60041: Field acceptance tests to determine the hydraulic performance of hydraulic turbines, storage pumps and pump-turbines
  • IEC 62006: Hydraulic machines – Acceptance tests of small hydroelectric installations

The list above is an excerpt. For the fulfillment of other standards please contact us.

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