Russia, China Acquire $17M in Engine Test Equipment
Hudson, Mass.-based Test Devices has sold approximately $17 million worth of jet engine test equipment to Russia and China. The company delivered two test facilities to the Central Institute for Aviation Motors (CIAM) in Russia. One rig performs low-cycle fatigue testing (LCF) and the other conducts dynamic spin testing. The equipment can perform production pre-spin, proof testing, overspeed to burst, and complex LCF and HCF testing. Test Devices technology detects developing cracks and can halt a test before the part under test fails. This preserves the part for future examination and evaluation. Test Devices has also signed a contract to develop and deliver four test facilities to China, including one for dynamic spin testing and two for LCF testing and one rig for large LCF containment tests. Test Devices is working with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (Avic) to bring this advanced component testing to the Asian nation. “The Chinese government is putting billions of dollars into its aviation manufacturing industry and will use Test Devices equipment to help OEMs develop and deliver commercial technology and equipment to global markets,” said Test Devices president Rob Murner.