Element Materials Technology has expanded its bleed-air testing capabilities and capacity at its Jupiter, Florida laboratory.
Element has invested in new equipment, including 520kW and 200kW electric heaters, to facilitate the testing for customers in the aerospace industry. The heaters expand the boundary conditions achievable during testing to more than 1,650°F and 1,000psig. These tests can be used to simulate very harsh bleed air system environments, as well as any portion of the environmental control systems of aircraft.
“These investments allow us to test at a much larger scale, giving our customers greater flexibility in the samples they can provide. We have also broadened our parameters, providing more scope to meet customers’ technical requirements,” said Rick Sluiters, EVP for Aerospace at Element.
Element has more than 80 years’ experience in both commercial and military aerospace testing and dedicates more than 3,000 technicians, engineers, and scientists to the sector. The company has 29 Nadcap-accredited laboratories with 46 Nadcap accreditations.