Quad Plus is known to many industries for turnkey; electrically driven test stands used for product validation, recertification, and research. Starting with your testing requirements, we provide design and implementation services from specific component systems to complete site turnkey facilities.
Quad Plus has more than 20 years of experience with development of specialized industrial and manufacturing systems including custom test stands. Whether developing new facilities or retrofitting existing systems, Quad Plus works to provide the right-sized solution for maximum client value.
Our experienced team can create a test system to suit your needs, whether building on your vision or originating a new design. Typical requirements include operation against configurable test conditions, mitigation for unit failure, and data collection for analysis, research, and/or verification of unit specifications.
We start by listening to customer requirements to create a functional specification and single-line diagrams. Creating orthographic and 3D model drawings, we begin to visualize the final solution. Through design review, we verify the safety and design functionality to ensure the best arrangement for system equipment, operating requirements, space constraints, and observance of best practices.
Your requirements define our role. We can provide equipment and services as an OEM supplier, a contributing vendor, a project management team, general or specialized engineering support, or a complete solution as a turn-key contractor providing on-site construction. As your single point of contact, we handle every aspect of your project from design and development to manufacturing and implementation
Precision control and data gathering can be managed through system HMI screens configured according to your operating requirements. Closed circuit video feeds allow monitoring of the test area away from potential hazards during test operation.
We provide repair, retrofit, and replacement options for a wide range of industrial equipment, servicing most manufacturers’ components whether integrated by Quad Plus or others. Your existing test facility may not need replacement if economical service options offer an economic alternative.
High pressure pumping is a major operation for petroleum well completion services. Pump manufacturers and repair service providers look to the following facilities to create controlled and repeatable tests to verify their products.
The adjustable choke allows for testing under a range of pressures due to adjustable flow restrictions. Electric operation allows remote control with fewer points for maintenance, more precise adjustment including a range from 150 psi to15,000 psi, better resistance to washout damage, and reduced piping cost.
Configured according to customer requirements, data captured during test stand operations can provide documentation of each single unit tested and a collection of data for predictive analysis of multiple units over a production run. In addition, operational data of the test stand can offer opportunities for monitoring and analysis for asset predictive maintenance periods.
Quad Plus recommends that large equipment tests facilities incorporate hardened or blast resistant enclosures for protection of equipment and personnel in the event of a catastrophic test failure. Units under large stresses can result in rapid discharge of pressurized fluids, toxic fumes and shrapnel depending on the magnitude of the test.
Cells for component level and installed products differ by the space and the support connections required. Truck mounted equipment receive lubrication and control connections from the truck systems. Location determines requirements for engine exhaust remediation.
Testing electrically-powered systems may require support for MV and/or LV power feeds to support the shore power connections of mobile equipment such as E-Frac systems. Capacity of the power feeds depend on the type of testing to be completed within the test cell.
Test requirements can include multiple flow loops to simulate varying conditions for component research or verification testing.
A recent project produced a high horsepower (HP) stand to test hydraulic fracturing pumps following manufacture or repair. The scope of the project was to build a solution that included design, manufacturing and installation on site. The stand supports pumps from 1000 to 3000 HP with flows of up to 1,400 gal / min at 15,000 psi. Water used to test the pumps goes through a reclamation treatment system for subsequent test sessions. Component lubrication for the power end and fluid end of the pump under test is integrated into the test stand. The system includes:
Quad Plus provided the systems integration to deliver an extremely functional and reliable solution allowing the customer to improve the design of their pumps and meet the extreme demands of their clients.
Test Stands combines many facets of our business, the engineering from C&A, the automation and drive systems business, manufacturing and process control, project management, site execution. It combines the different business units skill sets and talents into one project or type of project.
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Our electrical systems integrators understand the complexities of a functional test stand. From ensuring safe conditions to analyzing the data captured during stand operations, Quad Plus has the industry experience and expertise to repair, retrofit, or replace your equipment. Once your project is complete, we provide ongoing support for all your components whether they were integrated by Quad Plus or others.
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