15 April 2014
Pump performance testing facility officially opened
Today, the new and extensive pump performance testing facility of the Roodhart Group is officially opened by Jeannette Baljeu, Alderwoman responsible for the port, traffic and regional economic affairs of Rotterdam.
This pump performance testing facility for pump systems is unique in the southwest Netherlands. Both horizontal and vertical pumps with a capacity of up to 10,000 m3 per hour can be tested for their functionality, performance and efficiency. The Roodhart Group performs performance tests of the pump across the pump’s operating region to ensure that it meets customer specifications.
The heart of the test facility is its custom designed PLC based automated pump test software that allows all system parameters to be monitored and controlled from a central control station. The software provides precise system control to achieve and maintain specific operating conditions so that data from calibrated precision electronic sensors can be collected and recorded for use in determining pump performance.
Feel free to contact us regarding price and scheduling for your next performance test.
Pump performance test specifications
|Test flow||0 - 10,000 m3/hr|
|Supply bassin volume||300 m3|
|Supply bassin depth||4 m|
|Test flow||0 - 1,200 m3/hr|
|Maximum differential pressure||150 bar|
|Maximum Netto Pressure Suction Head available (NPSHa)||40 m|
|Supply tank volume||25 m3|
|Power supply||380 kW @ 400 V (more possible)|
|Variable Frequency Drive for precise speed control||through 160 kW @ 400 V|
|Calibrated flow, pressure, vibration, torque, temperature and speed measuring equipment.|
|Precision speed measurement (RPM) collected with an advanced laser speed ring assembly|
|On-site electronic meterological grade barometer and temperature measurement provides accurate ambient condition data|
|Baseplate mounted units can be tested using job motor if power rating is sufficient for testing with water|
|Standard Roodhart test procedures based on NEN-EN-ISO 9906 Grade 1 & 2 / ANSI/HI 14.6 Class 1 & 2|
|Stadards can be modified to meet specific customer requirements|
These features combined produce the most accurate test possible, the results of which are then compiled into a certified comprehensive report.