BSi’s Spin Test Facilities are AS9100 Certified

Barbour Stockwell, Inc’s in-house spin test facilities incorporate the company’s F.A.S.T. (Full Authority Spin Testing) control system. F.A.S.T. is the most advanced control system made for spin testing. The control system incorporates:

  • A TC-4 drive controller with unparalleled speed control
  • A custom designed and programmed computer system, providing equipment control and data acquisition functions
  • Cyclic spin tests that operate completely unmanned, 24 hours per day
  • Monitoring of all critical test parameters with automatic response to any occurrence during a spin test

The BSi system allows remote access, allowing personnel to track a critical test’s progress around the clock. Moreover, if a test is interrupted, notifications are sent automatically. The responsible engineer can then log in. If it is determined that a test can continue, the test can even be restarted from the remote location. Final test data is supplied to you electronically in any format you request.

Air Turbine Drives Available

Maximum Speed (RPM) Weight Capacity (kg) Weight Capacity (lbm)
18,000 1,800 4,000
30,000 700 1,500
40,000 400 900
50,000 400 900
60,000 90 200
100,000 13 30
150,000 3.5 8
200,000 2.7 6

Electric Motor Drives Available

Maximum Speed (RPM) Weight Capacity (kg) Weight Capacity (lbm)
65,000 180 400
30,000 1,150 2,500

Spin Test Chamber Capacities

Test Chamber Diameter Depth
Chamber No. 1 30 in. (750 mm) 20 in. (500 mm)
Chamber No. 2 32 in. (800 mm) 36 in. (900 mm)
Chamber No. 3 48 in. (1200 mm) 30 in. (750 mm)

Oven Specifications

Control Zones Independent Control Zones
Control Parameters Heating Rate and Final Temperature
Maximum Temperature 1500°F (800°C)
Maximum Power 3 kW per Zone

Additional BSi Services

  • Engineering services for arbor design (structural and dynamic analysis)
  • Balancing for rotors up to 270 kg (600 lbm) and 660 mm (26 inches) in diameter
  • Still photographs of burst tests, or
  • Ultra high speed digital video photography of the event

For more information on BSi engineering services, contact us today.