Design and build of a specialist Torquemeter and coupling solution for demanding environmental conditions at altitude.
This project was initiated as an engine test facility within an altitude chamber and a requirement to test high-speed engines. Further discussion with the customer revealed that the “altitude chamber” was actually an outdoor test facility in the Himalayas at 5000m elevation. With no physical protection from the environment, the design of the torquemeter had to withstand extremes of temperature and precipitation whilst continuing to maintain high levels of accuracy.
Torquemeters designed a solution incorporating a dynamometer and a pedestal-mounted torquemeter manufactured in stainless steel with a carbon seal arrangement and a Torquemeters designed & manufactured coupling.
With a demanding specification required, the final system had the following performance envelope:
Using Torquemeters previous experience, a torquemeter capable of surviving the extremes of both weather and altitude was designed & commissioned. Key features of the installation include;