The Evolution of Test MDS has leveraged its aero engine test experience, and driveline and controls background to develop an extensive inventory of innovative designs for industrial and marine gas turbine engine testing. Recognizing the value inherent in limiting cell time to test time, MDS clients can count on flexible test solutions that maximize facility efficiency and minimize operating costs.

Self-propelled and Automated MDS employs innovative tools that include high-throughput engine handling solutions with self propelled base frames, and automated engine docking systems, which together minimize engine installation and removal durations. MDS can also provide automated test facility re-configuration solutions to support multiple engine types, including hot and cold end drives within the same facility.

Safety In the Zone MDS is proficient in the design and supply of both natural gas and liquid fuel systems. MDS specialists are trained in all aspects of hazardous area electrical zoning classification. MDS’ facilities are designed to meet all applicable codes and standards; and its test systems – designed to meet all applicable codes and standards – comply with the highest operations safety requirements.

Dynamic Design Drivelines are optimized through the use of MDS’ in-house rotor-dynamic design and analysis tool. MDS also offers these services to clients outside of the gas turbine industry.

Reduce Risk in the Field. Test In-House. MDS has developed advanced engine loading systems designed to simulate the most complex applications, including:

  • Constant speed (power generation)
  • Variable speed (marine and mechanical drive)
  • Constant torque (pumping)
  • Load profile matching

Whether the requirement involves aero-derivatives or true industrial turbines, MDS has the products and know-how to make its clients’ projects a resounding success.

Proven • Reliable • Complete MDS’s proven testing solutions cover the complete spectrum of industrial and marine engine testing.

Existing products include:

  • Data Acquisition System (proDAS)
  • AeroAcoustics Products
  • Load Absorption Systems
  • Quick Connect systems
  • Engine Handling Systems
  • Driveline Systems
  • Mechanical Support Systems
  • Trim Balance and Vibration Conditioning
  • Exhaust Collector/Diffusers