Aircraft structural pressure test
(photo courtesy Cessna Aircraft Company)
The new 261.01 SPTC is rght-sized for pressure tests of fuel tanks, cockpits and canopies, and small fuselages
261.04 and 261.08 SPTCs are appropriate for pressure tests of large aircraft fuselages
MTS Expands Structural Pressure Test Controller (SPTC) OfferingMTS recently completed development of a new addition to its Series 261 Structural Pressure Test Controller (SPTC) family. Capable of supplying pressurized air at 0.283 m3/s at 0.83 MPa (600 scfm at 120 psi), the new 261.01 SPTC is right-sized for smaller volume tests, providing appropriate flow capacity for precision cyclic pressure tests of aircraft fuel tanks, cockpits and canopies, and small aircraft fuselages.
In contrast, the 261.04 and 261.08 SPTCs deliver pressurized air appropriate for tests of far larger volume aircraft fuselages at flow capacities approaching thirteen and twenty-six times that of the new 261.01, respectively.
Designed for reliability and precise control, Series 261 SPTCs work in conjunction with an external pressurized air supply and a system controller to deliver closed-loop pressure control. When configured with MTS FlexTest® digital controllers, the SPTC controls test structure pressure in proportion to a pre-programmed command signal. In local mode, the SPTC controls the pressure via manual front panel controls. When program command signals or dial settings indicate the need to reduce pressure, the SPTC vents pressure from the test structure.
Series 261 SPTCs integrate seamlessly with AeroPro™ software, FlexTest controllers and MTS FlexDAC™ 20 data acquisition systems, enabling aerospace manufacturers to acquire a complete, turnkey solution for full-scale structural testing from a single, experienced provider.
Contact MTS today and learn how our comprehensive offering can serve to accelerate and streamline your aerospace structural testing programs.
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