Under an ongoing programme of investing in its test facilities, Concentric AB has installed four new test stations for coolant pumps at its Birmingham, UK facility, which houses the group's R&D team.
The new test stations will enable accurate performance evaluation of of engine coolant pumps, by measuring their flow, pressure, power consumption and cavitation performance.
The test rigs were purpose-built to Concentric's specification and are computer-controlled to enable the replication of engine drive cycles, as experienced in the most demanding applications, while providing real-time streamed data capture. The system can test coolant pumps with flow rates up to 1000 litres per minute at pressures up to 6 bar, and at operating speeds approaching 10,000 rpm. Rapid acceleration and fast changes in coolant temperatures can all be programmed into the system.