Cold Test Cell For Engine R&D
Caterpillar - Mossville, IL
Project Features: Engines, Climatic, Cold Test, Data Acquisition, Safety PLC, Facility Control Systems
ACS designed and built a cold room test cell inside an existing operating facility. The construction duration and intensity were managed to eliminate disruption of ongoing testing in an adjacent cell. ACS and Caterpillar developed the engine data acquisition system, with ACS developing the facility systems controls and safety PLC.
Key Performance Features:
- Cold start testing of diesel engines down to -40°F
- Integrated three-part control system designed to leverage the expertise of the various parties involved
ACS held a single-source contract for design and construction management; equipment specification, procurement and installation; integration of equipment and facility systems; and commissioning.