KW Designed Solutions has developed and engineered specialist pieces of high-pressure equipment for carrying out high, low and cryogenic temperature testing of elastomeric, PTFE and thermoplastic seals.

We can provide configurable solutions for testing both static and dynamic seal applications, with linear and rotary movement and carry out backpressure testing.

Typical Testing Standards Include:

  • API 6A PR2 (ISO 10423) Qualification
  • ISO13628 Qualification
  • ISO 15848 Class A and B Fugitive Emissions
  • Shell MESC SPE 77-312 Class A and B Fugitive Emissions

Manufactured from 316 stainless steel; the seal test rig can be used with any test medium including liquid helium, liquid nitrogen and test media containing hydrocarbons.

A modular design ensures that the seal test rig can be configured to suit any type of piston or rod seal arrangement. This includes O-rings, T-seals, lip seals, chevron seals, spring energised seals and variseals.

We can combine linear and rotary actuators, to enable the control of variable stroke distance, stroke speed and rotational speed; allowing tests to directly replicate real applications.

This can be connected to one of our pressure control systems; enabling the process to be automated with pressure cycling capabilities.

We can also design and manufacture a bespoke seal test rig to simulate any application and help you achieve a higher Technical Readiness Level (TRL) for your sealing solution, before commencing production.

Various types of sealing solutions are used in low temperature applications. These are utilised in many different industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Brewing
  • Chemical
  • Electronics
  • Food production
  • Petroleum
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Refrigeration
  • Textile
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