Engine Test Cells and Dynamometer Rooms

Typical Haz-safe two hour fire and 215 lbs.sq.ft. blast rated Test Cell with a blast shaft over (2) 8’ wide x 4’ high explosion relief wall panels stacked on top of each other.

Same building from the other side showing the non-rated/non-combustible Control Module attached to each other with Haz-safe patented bolt up hardware.

Interior end of fire and blast rated Test Cell showing (2) 8’ wide x 4’ high non-fire rated explosion relief wall panels, but above the upper panel is a 3 hour fire rated drop down shutter.

Same end of building with the shutter’s 3 hour fire rated curtain in the down position. Users test bed sets down below the grating on the sump floor.

Same building outfitted by the dyno manufacturer and being operated by the engine manufacturer Ceiling mounted yellow monorail helps get equipment in and out.

14′ wide Engine Test Chamber with heavy duty roof top scaffolds containing axial fans, silencers, and direction hoods. One is for makeup, and the other is for exhaust to cool room during tests.

8′ W x 40′ L x 9′ 8″ H ISO freight container dimensions with corner fittings. Test cell room expanded with 4′ W x 18′ L addition bolted on (modular patent method). HVAC units on roof.

14′ W x 34′ L x 11′ H (3) room hot engine test cell for quality audit is cooled with intake air fan driving air into room and an exhaust fan pulling air out. Fan hoods on roof contain noise silencers.

Very, Very carefully the Fork Lift is being guided by sight and hand to lower the 35,000 pound solid steel bed plate into the opening in the elevated floor supports down onto the previously installed air shocks.

Worker on right is standing on ¾” thick lower bed plate of a Haz-safe Engine Test Cell Module with one foot on the end of a measuring tape helping to arrange the precise location for each of (8) air shocks being installed.

The Bed plate installed in Haz-safe Module’s floor raises the module to a total weight of 75,000 pounds for the crane to lift and set the module so it can be bolted to the main Haz-safe modular facility…

Combining Hazmat and Engine Test Cell Requirements:

It is relatively easy to design a building to meet the necessary technical disciplines for being blast rated, or to make a building fire rated or for sound/noise control (blocking, absorbing, reducing, isolating, etc.). By themselves, all of these disciplines have to be carefully thought out. But, combine all these disciplines into one and the same structure, and it becomes harder.

Haz-Safe Buildings easily accomplishes this without compromising the safety of the workers using the building. Look at this another way. It is relatively easy to make building as a hazmat or an engine test cell or dynamometer room. But the real trick is to combine the disciplines. Now, add into this mix a requirement for any or all of the above to be pre-manufactured and to be in multiple modules to be shipped in separate shrink-wrapped units and reassembled outside or inplant at the user’s site anywhere in the world.

Haz-Safe Buildings does all that and more, utilizing high quality materials and the latest components. For example, look below at how Haz-Safe Buildings bring these design disciplines together in just the construction of the walls that are blast, fire and, emphasizing below, sound rated.