VULKAN Test Center
Our customers' compliance with leading Navy specifications and requirements is verified and metrologically analyzed on our own test rigs. VULKAN stands for safe, reliable, and comfortable operation of propulsion systems. To ensure this, the unique VULKAN Test Center exists of 16 test benches to simulate all possible operating stages.
New VULKAN couplings during the development phase, as well as standard production couplings are tested here. The quality of the VULKAN couplings is based on the constant exchange between TVC, Test Center and development. Torsional vibration as well as linear vibration are tested on these test benches, and the possible effects of these vibrations within a drive-train are simulated. All important physical values can be tested in the VULKAN Test Center. The VULKAN test stands can apply forces of up to 630,000 N and torque up to 5,000,000 Nm. This corresponds to 63 tons of weight or 3 tour busses or 40 VW Golfs or a total power of 30,000 VW Golfs. The maximum size of the test object is 2.50 meters in diameter, with a maximum length of 14 meters.
The load of the coupling is greater than it is in normal use. The coupling is also tested under controlled conditions, such as frequency and temperature, tested statically as well as dynamically under realistic load conditions. Life cycle tests, overload tests and destructive tests are also performed.
The same applies for the elastic mounts. Through its extensive test methods on unique test benches is VULKAN contributing to basic research. Thanks to its reliable test results VULKAN has been instrumental in shaping the determination of configuration regulations of the classification societies. Based on the outstanding data and many years of experience, VULKAN is able to select the right propulsion system and the right components for every ship. The perfect coupling or flexible mount is developed through close collaboration of all VULKAN technical departments. The precisely analyzed and calculated product properties, ensure the desired level of protection and comfort.