4-Quadrant test rig according to IEC 60193

Our modern laboratory equipped with numerous state-of-the-art test rigs and reliable measurement technology allows for industry-oriented as well as application-oriented research and development work.

Tests / experiments on 4-quadrant test rig for:

  • Turbines
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Fittings
  • Pump-turbines
  • Pipe systems

Fields of study:

  • Acceptance tests according to IEC 60193, ISO 9906, IEC 60534
  • Setups for long-term tests
  • Endurance tests
  • System, operation and life cycle tests
  • Comparison of experimental data with numerical simulation results (CFD)

Technical equipment:

  • Closed circuit. Piping: DN 500
  • Main pump: Up to 750  l/s and 90 m at 980 rpm. Variable speed, up to 500 kW   
    Energy dissipator: 4-stage plunger valve, free of cavitation
  • Underwater tank: Variably adjustable pressure: 1 m to 10 bar absolute. Adjustable cavitation conditions
  • Flow measurement (IDM)
  • Motor / generator (max. 250 kW) for examined machine
  • Overview: 4-Quadranten test rig

Measurement equipment:

  • Laser-Doppler anemometry (LDA)
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Cavitation measurement
  • Efficiency measurement
  • Characteristic measurement

Flow measurement including calibration tanks. Data acquisition is designed for static and dynamic measurements.

Our 4-Quadrant test rig

information test rig

We adopt our test rigs to special demands. Contact us to discuss your questions and custom design of the test rig.


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.