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How to Survive Fuel Icing and Contamination

August 5, 2021

Fuel icing and contaminated fuel testing are critical to ensure your unit performs as intended in real world conditions. Common items that require fuel testing include:

  • Heat exchangers
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Filters
  • Flame Arrestors
  • Shut Off Valves

To create the most robust test scenario, climatic simulations are often used in combination with vibration, shock, or flexure stresses on enclosures containing pressurized and flowing hazardous fluids. In fact, you might want to get robust testing that includes fluid and fuel testing involving severe environmental and hazardous flow tests to 5,000 psi at temperatures of -423°F to +500°F and gaseous nitrogen up to +1,500oF. The testing takes anywhere from one to three weeks—and it can be the difference of your product surviving in a real world scenario.

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