MRO Magazine

Stauff SDMKR hydraulic tester simulates operating conditions


July 27, 2013
By PEM Magazine

July 27, 2013 – Stauff’s SDMKR reversible flow device’s design allows the simultaneous measurement of flow, pressure and temperature, allowing maintenance personnel to determine the performance of pumps, motors, valves or cylinders, as well as complete systems. The portable devices are integrated in the hydraulic circuit only for the duration of the system test; they are equipped with BSP connection threads on the input and output, and can be installed in both pressure and return lines. The testers include a flowmeter with a visual display and a built-in thermometer, as well as a loading valve, which makes it possible to safely increase the working pressure gradually and continuously up to 420 bar, says Stauff, to provide a realistic simulation of normal machine operation. Two integrated burst discs act as an internal safety mechanism, protecting the device against accidental over-pressure.