Fuel Transfer Pump Test Facility

This production test stand/facility executes leak and performance tests for positive displacement rotary vane pumps, of the type normally used to transfer liquefied petroleum gases. For the aerostat leak test, the test pump mounts on a platen inside a test chamber tank that is flooded with water. Air pressurizes the pump for visual indication of leaks through transparent viewing windows. For the performance test, the test unit pumps oil in a closed circuit. The test stand drives the pump at the appropriate speed, controls pump discharge pressure and measures performance parameters.

A computer supervises test stand operation, in manual as well as automatic test sequence modes. The operator initiates test activities and views test results through a color display.