Renovation of a Diesel Engine Production Test Facility
Caterpillar - Seguin, TX
Project Features: Large Engines, End of Line Production Test
ACS designed and constructed new diesel engine production test cells, for up to 1,200 hp. The test cell improves production thru-put by shortening engine test cycle time. The total engine test time is 12 minutes, floor to floor (in and out of test cell).
Key Performance Features:
- Fully Automated Test Cells – Operator not required to enter the test cell under normal operation
- All test cells are identical, allowing all engines to be tested in all cells
- Automated in-floor TracVeyor System – Deliver test pallets/engines to and from the test cells and engine rig area
- Assembly line style rig and de-rig area. Design team coordination to reduce project schedule time, and completed under budget
ACS held a single-source contract for design and construction management; equipment specification, procurement and installation; integration of equipment and facility systems; and commissioning.