Plastic pipe systems
For a manufacturer of plastic pipe systems and other products Stevens Engineering – within the SKS partnership – developed a test installation for testing these systems. It tests connections of plastic pipe systems with rubber sealings for leaktightness in conformity with NEN-EN 1277 (Test methods for leaktightness of elastomeric sealing ring type joints). The test installation concerned is a flexible installation for pipe diameters from 110mm to 315mm inclusive.
The circumstances under which the leaktightness is to be tested include:
- internal negative pressure (vacuum);
- a low water pressure (0.05 bar);
- a high water pressure (0.5 bar).
- The mechanical load is performed by means of angular rotation and flattening.
In only five months, the entire machine was designed, built, tested, and turn-key delivered.