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Engine endurance and durability testing, for engine manufacturers and their suppliers.
Intertek is an industry leader in engine durability and endurance testing. Programs primarily include performance and validation testing on engines and engine components. Customers include all of the automotive and heavy duty engine manufacturers, and their suppliers.
Intertek engine test stand configurations meet diverse testing requirements and needs. Precision data acquisition and control systems provide flexible and repeatable engine control. Data acquisition rates vary depending on customer requirements, with typical rates at once/minute and once/stage. Intertek uses “flight recorder” data acquisition, gathering data at a high rate (such as 100 Hz) to help determine root-cause due to engine or engine component failure. Some test stands are also equipped with emission measurement equipment. Humidity and temperature intake air control is available, as well as precise control of various other temperatures and pressures such as engine oil and coolant using PID loop control.
Intertek tests a variety of engine configurations, including single cylinder, multi-cylinder, research, prototype, and production engines. A variety of fuels are used, including gasoline/gasoline blends, diesel, alternative fuels and natural gas (including CNG).
Engine and engine components are constantly evolving, becoming more sophisticated, and are being developed at a more rapid pace and at less cost than ever before. Intertek's facilities allow our customers to meet these new challenges.
Engine Endurance and Durability Testing Capabilities:
Individual test cells
Eddy-current dynamometers up to 1200 HP
AC dynamometers up to 600 HP
Engine speed up to 8000 RPM
Combustion air control (temp and humidity)
Exhaust back pressure control
Gaseous and particulate emissions
Oil consumption measurement (manual and auto)
Engine fluids (fuel, coolant and oil) temperature control
Automated data acquisition and control (various systems and speeds)
Multiple data acquisition channels – dependent upon program
Flight recorder oversight
OEM diagnostic equipment utilized
Various test fuels utilized (examples: gasoline/gasoline blends, diesel, alternative fuels and natural gas, including CNG)
Road simulation cycles
Vehicle drive cycle simulation
Chilled fluids tests
Full exhaust system sign off
Imposed vibration signatures
Passenger car OEMs
Off road and industrial equipment manufacturers
Engine Testing Experience:
Complete engine durability
Engine performance and validation testing
Engine development testing
Power checks, curves
Compression and leakdown evaluations
Engine deposit evaluations
Fuel, lubricant evaluations
Octane requirement increase evaluations
Crankcase ventilation evaluations
Oil consumption evaluations
OEM specific tests
Industry standard tests
Engine Test Cycles:
Industry specified cycles
Custom designed cycles
Engine and component performance measurement
Engine sign-off testing
Competitor benchmarking studies
Combustion analysis and development
Engine control mapping and calibration
Emission control system optimisation and development
Extended durability tests
Cyclic durability test
Transmission efficiency mapping
Transmission error testing including gear profile research
Full installations including engine, transmission, torque tube, transaxle and can be combined with full, unmodified, vehicle exhaust systems