Turbine Engine Technology Symposium – Booth 132
The Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS) is a biennial forum where the United States’ turbine engine community gathers to review and discuss the latest turbine engine technology advances. The Symposium draws an audience of engineers, scientists, managers, and operational personnel from throughout the turbine engine community. Calspan Systems will be returning as an exhibitor again this year to share their expertise on Turbomachinery test rigs.
As a vertically integrated supplier of turbomachinery test rigs, Calspan Systems has the demonstrated ability to design, manufacture, instrument, and assemble complex rigs. Over the last 20 years, we have executed over 50 major rig projects, including fan, compressor, combustor, turbine and many other special system rigs. Our team thrives on working closely with our gas turbine and other turbomachinery customers to define and deliver complex test articles to validate new technologies and products. Often starting from the hot running aerodynamic definition, we have the in-house capability to fully engineer the test article (including the instrumentation suite), manufacture the parts, apply the instrumentation, assemble the rig and then support the rig testing in our customer’s or third party test facilities.
Calspan Systems’ Turbomachinery Test Rigs capability resides at our 93,000 ft² facility in Newport News, Virginia.
At this facility we have the following capabilities:
- Technical requirements capture and management
- Rig concept engineering
- Solution development and validation using proven analysis tools and methods
- Precision machining utilizing our sophisticated CNC machine shop with multiple 5-axis milling machines, lathes, mill-turn centers and wire EDM’s
- Rake and probe manufacture
- Instrumentation sensor application, lead out and check out
- Modular assembly, checks, and sub-system testing
- Final rig assembly and preparation for delivery to the test facility
These processes are all executed within our robust ISO9001:2015/AS9100 (Rev. D) Quality Management System.
Calspan Systems continues to be an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace equipment. Over our rich history in prototype production and testing, we have developed and implemented unique fabrication methodologies such as core forming and machining, giving us the ability to fabricate complex composite structures. Building your components at the facility that crafts your prototypes minimizes production variables, and often can decrease production time.
As a total service provider, we can assist in the design and fabrication of a variety of turbomachinery rigs including fan, compressor, combustor, turbine and other complex systems.