Oil Cooler Testing

Calorimetric testing for engine oil, transmission, hydraulic and squirt jet coolers, either water cooled or air blast models can be accommodated on all of the calorimetric wind tunnels, covering flow rates up to 100 litres per minute. Coolers can be tested on a controlled specification transmission fluid or a high performance engine motor oil or dilelectric oil for low capaity heat exchangers. Monitoring and calibration of the oils is maintained with our in-house calorimeter, density standards and viscosity meters. Coolers used in passenger car, truck, bus, motorcycle, performance race, military and marine applications can be accommodated. The versatile wind tunnels and cooling plant are rated up to 150 kW for oil system packages.

Customers include Original Equipment Manufacturers, prototype fabricators, F1 Teams, Indy car, NASCAR, vehicle manufacturers, Research and Development consultants, CFD Consultants, aviation reconditioning, Universities and the MOD.

Extensive capabilities exist within the laboratory to cover engine, gearbox, hydraulic, KERS, ERS and dielectric motor cooling using oil to water and oil to air setups.

Young Calibration have three calorimetric test rigs accommodating all types of oil cooler. The testing provides accurate and informative results which can be used to improve the overall efficiency of your heat exchanger. Combined with our UKAS Calibration Services, immediate test support is on hand to meet the demanding and emergency test requirments. On site resources enable manufacturers and developers to maintain cost effective solutions for their heat exchanger development programs.

A full range of heat exchanger cleaning and particle analysis now compliments the testing services due to the ever increasing demands for component cleanliness within the avaiation and motorsport sectors.

Parameters

(Oil Side Specification)

  • Flow 1 - 100 lpm
  • Pressure < 4 barg
  • Temperature 40 - 110C
  • Size 900 x 300 mm
  • Fluid Texaco ATF or Synthetic Engine Oil

(Cooling Water Side Specification)

  • Flow 1 - 250 lpm
  • Temperature 40 - 95C
  • Pressure < 2 barg

(Blast Air Side Specification)

  • Flow 30 - 4000 l/s
  • Face Velocity 1 - 20 m/s
  • Pressure upto 7000 Pa
  • Temperature 20 - 35 1C

(Dielectric Oil Test Facility)

  • Flow Oil Side and Water Side : 0.1 - 50 lpm
  • Pressure < 4 barg
  • Temperature 40 - 150C
  • Water Cooled HX only
  • Dielectric Oil or Customer Fluid
  • Heat capacity 12 kW

Get in Touch