Torquemeters Limited is pleased to announce their addition to the MDS preferred supplier programme. Building on their long-standing relationship as an approved MDS supplier, this new adoption of Torquemeters as a strategic supplier partner reinforces both parties’ commitment to closer alignment, communication, and cooperation on complex test rig & driveline installation projects for global aero-engine development programmes.
Having collaborated for the past 25 years on challenging high-performance compressor and turbine test facility projects, MDS & Torquemeters have completed several multi-million-dollar programmes for gas turbine manufacturers in North America, Europe and China with customers including Rolls Royce, ACAE, and Pratt & Whitney. This includes one of the world’s leading driveline solutions for HP/LP Compressor & Fan testing, commissioned in China in 2016, rated for a torque of 16,500Nm at 20,000rpm with the capability to balance 100kN of thrust whilst managing significant misalignment & thermal expansion.
Practically, the new partnership will facilitate earlier engagement & input from Torquemeters on driveline design and specification with a focus on performance optimisation and design for manufacturability. The objective is to be able to execute programmes with shorter time frames, lower-risk and long-term cost savings for end users.
Over the past 70 years, Torquemeters has been responsible for the innovation of the first phase-shift torquemeters, now widely used both for testing & development within the aerospace industry. Managing Director, Ben Van Millingen, commented “It is wonderful to be able to work ever more closely with a key customer like MDS as we collectively strive to meet the increasingly technically demanding challenges of new turbine and compressor developments.”
MDS’s customers push the envelope of gas turbine test. The solutions and expertise of Torquemeters is often a critical component to overall success for their test facilities to deliver the data and performance needed. “Delivering World Class facilities is dependent on our ability to collaborate with expert partners in addressing complex challenges. Torquemeters have demonstrated their commitment to this level of collaboration and we welcome them into the programme.” – Simon Arbuthnot, MDS Chief Operating Officer.
MDS designs and builds highly complex multi-million-dollar gas turbine engine test facilities all over the world. Whether shipping cargo across the ocean, at the end of a 1,000 km gas pipeline, or flying on vacation, gas turbine engines must be reliable and safe.
MDS provide our clients with the capability to harness the power of these engines and test them in an environment that mimics their real-world application. With the capability to turn an empty piece of land into a functioning, state-of-the-art test facility in less than two years MDS have a team that can deliver; this includes all engineering and design, construction management, project management, and a robust supply chain.