150,000 lbf Certification Test Facility

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Customer:

Rolls-Royce
Mississippi, USA

Facility Type:

150,000 lbf Turbofan Outdoor Gas Turbine Engine Certification Test Facility

Engine Types:

Trent series (1700, 1000, 900, 800, etc.)
Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR 700 series

Description:

MDS was responsible for all aspects of this turnkey project, including supply of test systems, project management, architectural design, facility construction, dismantling and refurbishment of existing Rolls-Royce equipment.

Located in the NASA complex, the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility is recognized as a globally-unique self-contained facility. As Rolls-Royce’s Gold Standard engine test certification site, the facility is capable of a wide range of tests, and provides for the outdoor location of the development testing of Rolls-Royce’s latest family of high thrust jet engines.

Scope of Work:

  • 150,000 lbf Test Stand;
  • Thrust Measurement System;
  • Ground Plane Simulation;
  • Acoustic Certification: Noise Arena, Turbulence Control Structure, and Noise Measurement System;
  • Performance Testing: Cross-wind Certification, Ground Plane Simulation, Reverse Thrust and Anti-Reingestion;
  • Static and Dynamic Data Acquisition System (above 5000 channels);
  • Engine Handling;
  • Engine Adapters and Transportation Carts
  • Mechanical Support Systems (Fuel, Air Start);
  • Cross Wind Blower; and
  • Modular Ground Plane & Re-Ingestion Screens.