Love that muddy water? Slurry Testing at NTS Detroit

August 16, 2017

Slurry testing is a specialty at NTS Detroit testing laboratory. It is a great way to gauge the durability of products at the risk of failure due to various environmental operating conditions. Commonly used in the automotive industry to test rotating components such as motors, alternators, and bearings, slurry testing implements the use of one of our mud slurry test rigs or fabrication of a custom test setup to expose your product to the different environments it would encounter during end-use.

Also referred to as mudsplash testing, mudbath testing, mud resistance testing, or muddy water durability testing, it is a fast and consistent method to determine things such as overall durability, seal quality, or leakage. This testing can be done at specified temperatures, for various durations, using any combination of mud, salt, or dust, and with radial and/or axial load applied. It commonly goes hand in hand with dynamometer testing. We can also determine if a component can maintain its original properties during exposure to slurry, such as its ability to dissipate heat. A unique test we offer exposes prop shafts to hot/cold, salt/sand slurry, and torque/speed, all while monitoring the bearing temperatures with infrared cameras.  Our expertise encompasses nearly every aspect of a vehicle’s drive train including Hybrid and EV.

Some specifications that call out slurry testing include ISO16750, Continental Spec CS11982, and Ford Laboratory Test Method FLTM BI 168-01.

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