Piper Direct Current Dynamometer
A Piper Direct Current Dynamometer (PDC) test system has been
chosen to develop new products at a major international, UK based,
offshore exploration company. The system utilizes a 71kW
Piper PDC dynamometer with remote gearbox; drive system and in-line
torque transducer. The system is programmable to simulate
both steady state or transient absorption or motoring modes.
This gives a total flexible testing capability and enables product
to be fully developed before being subjected to the aggressive
environment of the North Sea.
Piper took their software development to new hieghts for a testing
project in Malaysia this year. A bespoke system was created for
engine data aquisition. Special requirements for the project were
set due to a detailed control system being nessersary to isolate
and test specialised elements within the engine.
These developments have now been incorporated into
the new P15 EDAC system, thereby allowing more customers to benefit
from the improved technology.