Final validation of a gas turbine is usually done by testing the whole engine under realistic operating conditions. Also whole engine testing is often used in gradual improvement programs for a specific engine. The majority of whole engine testing for aero engines is conducted in sea level test beds or outdoor test facilities on the ground. Special tests under cruise conditions are performed in altitude test facilities or flying test beds where engine inlet pressure and temperature are representative for flights in high altitudes. Sometimes just the gas generator - the so-called core engine, consisting of HP compressor, combustor and HP turbine – is tested as a system, usually in an altitude test facility. Industrial or power plant gas turbines are usually tested as a system on whole engine test facilities where the shaft power is driving either a generator or a suitable break system.
The engines are fitted with specific instrumentation parameters defined by the test objectives.
AneCom AeroTest supports customers in planning, designing and applying the instrumentation, selecting appropriate test facilities, providing data acquisition solutions for a specific test campaign or supporting commissioning of new test facilities or parts thereof. In addition we support the full engine test on-site at our customers’ facilities by providing highly experienced and flexible test engineers, as well as instrumentation and engine technicians.
- Support in selecting of suitable test facilities
- Consulting services for the development of test schedules/test campaigns
- Instrumentation design and application for full engine test
- Provide data acquisition solutions for a specific test campaign
- Flexible test crew that can be deployed worldwide
- Support in commissioning of test facilities
- Knowledge of gas turbine component functionality
- Transfer of experience, comprehensive utilisation of hardware and methods, e.g. for measurement techniques
- Strong experience in the specification and commissioning of test systems (mechanical systems and data acquisition)
Thank you for the excellent cooperation with your staff. I have always been able to rely on both AneCom team members that share my profession who were working with me, and we really appreciate the fact that we were also able to successfully achieve the second test under major time pressure thanks to your flexibility.
High quality. Everything was to our complete satisfaction.
In this respect, I would also like to emphasise on behalf of my colleagues the high degree of flexibility in the face of changing requirements. Thank you for the superb and timely cooperation.
An excellent performance delivered under difficult and pressing time constraints, which enabled the project to commence as planned.
Thanks to an early delivery date at our request, the instrumentation was ready in less than 1/3 of the original time. The service was carried out with the usual high quality. This feat could not be anywhere near replicated by internal departments and therefore deserves the highest recognition.
It was a remarkable job to coordinate the efforts between both teams. Every employee demonstrated a high level of technical knowledge and was very helpful. AneCom AeroTest delivered what was promised and we believe they will maintain the high level of service for future projects.
Very good communication during the whole project.