Pump Testing

Know your pump perform before it is installed

We take pride in being the UK’s largest independent pump testing facility – boasting unrivalled ability to test horizontal, vertical and submersible pumps.

Designed to comply with API 610 and the Hydraulic Institute Standards, our state-of-the-art test bed also meets the requirements of ISO 9906 2012, subjecting pumps to controlled and realistic testing conditions.

We can simulate real-world conditions and conduct detailed performance tests to deliver data-driven recommendations that will optimise efficiency in any environment or configuration.

We can also conduct Vacuum Pump Testing and Liquid Ring Vacuum pump performance tests in accordance with ISO 21360-1, using high-accuracy air flow meters to analyse pumps of any size.

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Pump Testing Capabilities

  • Flow capacity – up to 10,000 m3/hr
  • Maximum power capability – Up to 4000 kW
  • 6m sump depth with 140,000 litres total system capacity
  • Closed loop testing with pressurised suction
  • NPSH testing with vacuum suppression
  • Online witness testing with live video & data streaming
  • Discharge branch sizes up to DN600 / 24”NB
  • Voltages from LV to 11kV
  • Suction branch sizes up to DN600 / 24”NB

Test Bed Equipment

  • Range of Slave motor sizes up to 3MW
  • Power measurement through wireless torque transducer
  • Custom designed power analyser
  • Stock discharge heads & bearing units available
  • Load cells for recording hydraulic thrust loads
  • 12.5 tonne overhead gantry crane over the testbed
  • Remote witness testing available via secure web link
  • All data displayed & logged via bespoke software 

Types of Testing Work Undertaken

  • Full hydraulic performance to any performance standard
  • Fire pump and sea water lift pump testing
  • Vibration FFT, temperature and thrust load analysis
  • Testing of incomplete pump strings
  • Hydraulic performance development
  • Impeller trim, balance and retest
  • Hydrostatic pressure testing
  • Vacuum Pump Testing
  • Hydraulic re-profiling
  • Endurance testing
  • Critical speed analysis
  • NPSH testing

Our proven approach to pump engineering

Understanding Problems

Our experienced engineers use decades of hands-on pump knowledge to deliver practical solutions that are proven to work.

Research, Develop & Test

We conduct extensive research and use detailed test data to recommend pump improvements that can be quantified.

Innovative Technology

Our intelligent Q-Sight technology is a UK market leader – and we use the latest cutting-edge FEA & CFD software for every design.

Tailored Pump Solutions

Every pump solution we deliver is 100% bespoke to your requirements and will fit seamlessly within existing site constraints.