Test facilities validate that gas turbine engines can endure realistic and extreme conditions. World-leading engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the aviation, industrial, and marine sectors have chosen MDS to carry out the designs of these innovative and unique test facilities all over the world since 1985.
We provide the complete solution for full engine and engine module testing. Our designs and products are the trusted solutions for next generation development engines, current production engines, and in-service engines.
For engine developers, MDS technology provides better data faster. For facility operators, recognizing the value inherent in limiting cell time to test time, you can count on flexible test solutions that maximize facility efficiency and minimize operating costs.
Fan test facilities have been designed and supplied by MDS to test aerodynamic performance and noise characteristics of development fan test rigs. MDS designs fan test facilities with low acoustic signatures of test systems components, and turbulence control screen (TCS) devices to emulate the engine and acoustic signature of the fan test articles in a free field.
MDS designs and supplies core engine test facilities to test aerodynamic performance of the aviation gas turbine engines’ core engine (gas generator) components. These facilities are equipped with pre-heated, pressurized, and/or ambient flow-conditioned inlet systems. These provide an environment for stable, repeatable, and accurate core engine test articles performance testing. The inlet system includes options for thermal boundary layer bleed system.
MDS designs and supplies compressor test facilities that provide the optimal environment for testing development of multi-stage compressor test articles in closed-loop or open-loop configurations. The emphasis of the design is on accurate testing and on operational functionality. MDS designs allow measurement of aerodynamic/aeromechanic performance characteristics over wide range of speeds and operating lines.
“At MDS, we are lucky to work with the best. Our customers are best in class and our own level of expertise is unmatched.”
In 2011, when we chose MDS for this project, MDS was the only company that met our requirements. What we appreciated about this project was the support during the commissioning of the test cell and the high level of knowledge of the test cell itself.
It looks like we’re approaching the finish line now and I’m confident that we’re going to have a good product. We selected MDS because of its expertise in the CLE testing arena. I’ll be very happy to work with MDS in the future.
The folks I’ve worked with at Rolls-Royce, the people at MDS, the people of Thompson, the folks at NRC, have at all stages been nothing but the best people I’ve worked with in quite a while. Glacier has been an outstanding project.