Development and Qualification Testing
Target Rock has designed, engineered and constructed an extensive array of test facilities to support the design, development and qualification testing of its products. All of Target Rock’s flow test facilities are supported by complete instrumentation services for measuring and recording pressures, temperatures, flows, noise levels, accelerations, displacements, forces and strains.
High Pressure Steam Testing
Two high pressure (2700 psi) boilers, with a steam generating capacity of 10,000 #/hr., supply four high pressure, stainless steel accumulators with a total capacity of 85 cu. ft. The accumulators supply two 4” and one 6” 2500# test section inlet flanges with the test section discharge piping sized at 10”. This unique facility may be used to achieve extremely high steam flow rates for seat leakage and set point certification testing or may be used for long duration, endurance type steam tests within the generating capacity of the boilers.
Pressurized High Temperature Water Testing
Four closed-loop, high temperature-pressurized water facilities constructed of stainless steel and rated at 3,000 psi @ 680°F can provide continuous flow rates of up to 300 GPM across the test sections. Higher flow tests may be conducted by injecting steam over pressurized hot water using a 65 cu. ft., 3,000 psi stainless steel accumulator.
Cold Water Flow Facilities
Various closed-loop ambient temperature water flow test facilities are available which can produce a wide range of flow rates and pressure drops. One such loop uses a 600 HP diesel to power a four stage centrifugal pump which delivers flow rates up to 1,000 GPM and differential pressures to 1,100 psid.
High Pressure Air
Two four stage compressors with a combined capacity of 40 CFM supply a bank of high pressure air receivers with a total storage capacity of 72 cu. ft. Extremely high flow rates can be achieved when this facility is used in a blowdown mode in conjunction with a 65 cu. ft. accumulator.