New test laboratory at KLINGER Schöneberg: ✔ Leak tightness test bench ✔ Life cycle test bench ✔ Torque behavior test bench ✔ Analysis station ✔ TTC ✔ Fire Safe Tests
In order to deliver the best possible results, a test laboratory needs state-of-the-art equipment, constant conditions with regard to light, air, hygiene and temperature as well as specialists who operate the equipment professionally. The new, brightly-lit laboratory at KLINGER Schöneberg offers all this and much more.
In addition to the standard tests that continuously accompany series production and manufacturing, more complex tests required for the development of new products can now also be performed in the new KLINGER Schöneberg laboratory in Graben-Neudorf. With an extra 215 square meters, last year’s expansion provides more space for creativity, innovation and advanced knowledge to deliver a considerable advantage over the competition.
We would like to introduce our newest test benches from left to right: leak tightness test bench, life cycle test bench, torque behavior test bench and the analysis station.
Ready to roll with three new test benches
The newly expanded laboratory contains three new test benches. One was specifically designed for the new location and now performs the qualifications for the leak-tightness of the shut-off and control devices following the new “Technical Guidelines for the Prevention of Air Pollution ” as well as the components tests in accordance with DIN EN ISO 15848-1. A helium mass spectrometer measures leaks under different pressure and temperature conditions. In addition to the outer leak-tightness, the inner leak-tightness (the so-called leak-tightness in the port) is determined with the pressure drop method and the bubble test. Depending on the material, the test bench can use either helium, nitrogen, oxygen or compressed air as a test media.
„Our new test laboratory gives us a clear competitive advantage. After all, the ‘time to market’ of our locally developed products is now much shorter.“
Marcel Goßmann, Business Development Manager at KLINGER Schöneberg
Another test bench examines the torque behavior of ball valves and actuators. A third test bench measures their service life under various conditions. This so-called life cycle test bench also enables long-term tests with hundreds of thousands of cycles being performed over weeks if required. Differential pressure testing, different test media (gaseous, liquid or solids) and temperatures of up to +400 °C simulate the extreme conditions under which some customers rely on our products.
Ball valves can be tested for the new Type Test Certificate (TTC) as well as for Fire Safety in the new laboratory. All the test benches are connected to the high-pressure network and can be operated at up to 310 bar.