High Altitude and Climate Test Bench

Reproducible measurement results under extreme conditions are getting more important in the engine development. The high altitude and climate test bench at St. Valentin covers a large spectrum of possibilities. It is possible to perform all investigations, which are necessary for the development or application of extreme altitudes up to 5000 m above sea level.

The temperature in the test chamber can vary between -30°C and +50°C as needed. In addition it is also possible to regulate the humidity. Beyond stationary programs, the test bench is able to perform transient driving cycles as well as customer specific test cycles.

Technical Data of the Test Chamber

  • Max. altitude: 5000 m (540 mbar)
  • Performance: 500 kW
  • Engine torque: 2600 Nm / 3100 Nm peak
  • Max. engine speed: 8000 U/min
  • Humidity abs.: 24 g/kg
  • Rel.: 95% @ T< 28°C
  • Temperature: -30°C / +50°C

Emission Measurement Equipment

  • Dual Line MEXA-7170DEGR with BSPU-702RB
  • COH/CO2 - analyzer
  • COL - analyzer
  • CO2 - EGR – analyzer
  • CO2 - analyzer
  • THC - analyzer heated
  • NO, NO2 u. NOx - dual detector (analyzer heated)
  • Accuracy class 1% full scale or 2% of reading
  • Sampling rate 1 Hz
  • AVL FTIR
  • Particle counter
  • AVL Micro soot

Additional measurement equipment can be implemented.

All Physical Parameters can be measured

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Volume flow
  • Current / voltage
  • Dynamic fuel consumption measurement