Multifunctional test rig
The TEMES fl.ai1 enables you to carry out upsetting testing, leakage testing, compressive creep testing and/or creep/relaxation testing. This makes it a real all-rounder, justifiably carrying the suffix "ai1", short for "all in one".
Design and function
The TEMES fl.ai1 test rig is a servo-controlled hydraulic press. The test rig has modular construction, so different components can be used depending on the test type. This particularly concerns the cooling, insulating and heating plates, but different sealing strips can also be incorporated for the investigation of different gasket geometries.
Recording of the sealing force is performed by a load cell mounted on the base plate; deformation of the gasket is recorded by position sensors on three points of the circumference. Furthermore, temperatures are measured at various locations on the test rig, so that the temperature profile is known for each point in time.
Easy-to-use software permits the recording, representation and storage of all measurement values. The software can also be used to control the entire testing procedure, so that tests can be carried out fully automatically according to official standards (e.g. EN, DIN, ASTM) or according to individual specifications.
The standard measurement principle used for leakage testing is based on the pressure drop method with the differential pressure procedure. The membrane valves required for the different functions are controlled by the software – ensuring that the tests can proceed fully automatically. As an option, leakage measurement with a helium mass spectrometer is possible. Together these two measuring procedures cover a broad range of sealing requirements.
Generally, leakage testing is carried out at constant internal pressure and different levels of surface pressure. However, thanks to automatic filling and venting, it is also possible to carry out tests with several levels of internal pressure.
Used by us
The TEMES fl.ai test rig is also used in our test laboratory. We would be delighted to determine the characteristics of your gaskets for you here. You can find more information on gasket testing at AMTEC under the menu tab Test laboratory.