A manufacturer of pumps required a test stand for testing large fuel pumps under simulated operating conditions. The first condition was to pump fuel at a rate of 18 GPM and 120 PSI. While the pump was operating, the amount of torque required and any pressure fluctuation. The fluctuation needed to be continuously recorded.
Creative Automation designed and fabricated a pump test stand using a servo motor drive for powering the pump. The servo motor drive enabled the capability of monitoring torque on a continuous basis. Additionally a series of pressure and flow sensors were used to measure the pumps output, flow and pressure. A mechanical clamping fixture was provided with quick acting clamps to secure the unit under test. A typical test cycle was performed in under 2 minutes.