Engine Production Test Upgrade

Caterpillar - Lafayette, IN

Project Features: Diesel Engines, Alternative Fuels, End of Line Production Test

engine production test cell upgrade

ACS designed and constructed a new production diesel test cell for large engines up to 7,242 Hp. The test cell improves production testing by shortening engine test cycle time.

Key Performance Features:

  • Larger cell footprint improves testing access and accommodates larger test articles
  • Articulating exhaust system improves test cycle time
  • ATAAC Crane mounted system integrates into test cell to improve test cycle time and reliability
  • Redundant lighting increases in-cell visibility
  • A large spring isolated inertia mass isolates testing vibration from the main building structure
  • Increases cooling water capacities to engines
  • Dual fuel capability provides both diesel and natural gas fuel availability
  • A large 95,000 cfm air handling unit maintains cool cell temperatures even during extended test cycles

ACS Services:

ACS held a single-source contract for design and construction management; equipment specification, procurement and installation; integration of equipment and facility systems; and commissioning.