Airflow Testing

  • Meyer Tool developed its first airflow system in 1979 and has flowed thousands of blades and vanes since.
  • System is designed, built and, tested to comply with the international standards for Laboratory Equipment Safety, EN61010-1 and Laboratory Equipment Electromagnetic Compatibility, EN61326-1.
  • Primary flow standards are maintained by the Flow Measurement Center (FMC) and calibrated directly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in conjunction with OEM flow labs. Uncertainty in primary flow standards is ±0.07% to ±0.12%, k=2.

Meyer Tool airflow stands have several benefits:

  • Available for purchase or lease
  • On-site support for training and service
  • Regular updates from MTI continuous improvement program.
  • These systems create value by reducing the cost of ownership without sacrificing performance.
  • They promote continuous improvement using built-in statistical process controls and enterprise-wide access to test data.
  • They deliver a standard work environment in a small footprint and a user-friendly turnkey system.

Meyer Tool airflow stands are accurate:

  • Accuracy assured by using a combination of sonic nozzles, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and time-proven proprietary software.
  • Uncertainty in reported flow rates is ±0.37% to ±0.61%, k=2.
  • Capable of flow rates of 0.00006 to 1.5 Lbm/sec.

Effective Flow Area

Meyer Tool has the ability to perform Effective Flow Area (EFA) measurements on a variety of parts including turbine vane rings, turbine vane segments, and fuel nozzles.
  • Area – 0.10 to 40 square inches
  • Inlet pressure – 1 to 10 inches of water
  • Dew/frost point corrections performed during testing
  • Fleming rig tooling compatible
  • EFA testing per customer requirements and correlated as needed
  • ISO 17025 accredited EFA testing* or unaccredited testing available

Accurate measurements are traceable to the International System of Units (SI) through an unbroken chain of comparisons to a National Metrology Institute (NMI), such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which are signatories to the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA), or the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).

*Up-to-date measurement uncertainties are listed on FMC’s accredited scope, which can be found on A2LA’s website.

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  1. Advanced Turbine Products
  2. Alstom
  3. General Electric Aviation
  4. General Electric Energy
  5. General Electric Nuovo Pignone
  6. Honeywell International Inc.
  7. Jet Avion Corporation, Heico Parts Group
  8. MTU Aero Engines
  9. Power Systems Mfg, LLC
  10. Pratt & Whitney
  11. Pratt & Whitney Canada
  12. Rolls-Royce Corporation
  13. Siemens Energy, Inc.
  14. Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
  15. Snecma Moteurs
  16. Solar Turbines
  17. Teledyne Turbine Engines
  18. The ABB Group
  19. United States Air Force Research Laboratory
  20. Wood Group
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