The Turbojet Engine Test Centre is a specially designed and modern facility, dedicated exclusively to the activity of testing engines in its double aspect of cooperating with companies for developing commercial engines, and participating in the R+D Framework programme of the European Union for studying and developing new generation engines (higher power/efficiency ratios, and less contamination including acoustic contamination).
The Centre has carried out a study on the on the engine equipping the European fighter aircraft EF2000, and has tested engines of the biggest manufacturers such as General Electric (families CF34, CF6, CFM56) and Rolls Royce (families Trent 700, 800, 900, 1000 and XWB).
Nowadays the Centre is working with the industry in both Testing Operations and Research and Development activities within National and International programs.
Maximum massflow rate: 4000 Kg/s
Maximum Engine total air flow: 2,300 kg/s
Maximum fuel flow: 10kg/s at 4 bars;
Maximum Engine diameter: 5 m
Measurement capabilities (Data Acquisition System):
- Steady and transient parameters (200Hz) >4000 channels
- Dynamic system (100Khz bandwith): 256 channels
- Emission tests (indoor and on-wing): CO/CO2 concentration, particle number, mass and size concentration. Non intrusive R&D systems.
Dimensions: Cross section 14.5 x 14.5 m2; Length: 114 m
Maximum thrust: 650 KN
24 hours x 5 days (less than 5% of maintenance stoppage)