Airbus Defence and Space

ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENT TESTS

Rapid external pressurization / depressurization chambers

Test facilities

Five test chambers are at your disposal in a secure environment. Tests are performed in a pyrotechnic test area.

Features / technical details

Characteristics

Pressurization, Rapid pressurization, vacuum. Functional tests of pressurized facilities, may be possible with sea water.

*Test facilities performances*

RAPID PRESSURIZATION

Test chamber characteristics:

  • Effective chamber volume 550 litres (diameter: 700 mm)
  • Maximum Pressure rise and drop time between 1 and 20 bars: 0,1 s
  • Length: 3000 mm

Apart from these extreme conditions, pressure profiles vs. time can be ajusted to fit requirements. The chamber is fitted with sealed electrical connections to allow measurements on specimen during tests.

SARI CHAMBER

  • Volume: 0,13 m^3
  • Max. pressure: 250 bars
  • Seawater compatible
  • Authorized pyrotechnic material: class 1,1 b mass 57,3 g

80 BAR CHAMBER

  • Volume: 0,17 m^3

  • Max. pressure: 80 bars

  • Seawater compatible

  • Authorized pyrotechnic material: class 1,3 b mass 500 g

    class 1,1 b mass 57,3 g

65 BAR CHAMBER

  • Rapid drop
  • Volume: 0,86 m^3
  • Max. pressure: 65 bars
  • Seawater compatible
  • Authorized pyrotechnic material:

-class 1,3 b mass 500 g

-class 1,1 b mass 528 g

GOUTTIERES CHAMBER

  • Diameter: 600 mm
  • Length: 6 000 mm
  • Max. pressure: 19 bars
  • Min. pressure: 1 mbar

MATAL CHAMBER

  • Volume: 0,25 m3
  • Pressure: 8 bars
  • Rapid depressurization under 3 bars
  • Authorized pyrotechnic material: class 1,1 b mass 5 g