Rolls-Royce Started Using Testbed 80
Testbed 80, the world’s largest engine test bed, which has been under construction for about 3 years; has been put into use for the first time. Rolls-Royce stated that their facilities are now ready; and the first tests on the Trent XWB-97 engines have been successfully completed.
Rolls-Royce announced that Testbed 80, the world’s largest smart aviation test site; which it has been working on for 3 years with an investment of £ 90 million, will be ready for use in the coming months. The company stated for the first time; that a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine has been successfully tested on the Testbed 80.
New area for testing
Built on 7500 square meters, the Testbed 80 will allow extensive development and testing of dozens of aircraft engines; including the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB and Trent 1000.
As you know, engines must be thoroughly tested before being placed on the plane. The engines, which were initially tested on the ground level; are now tested in circles higher than the ground as they grow. Rolls-Royce has been working hard on the Testbed 80 for the past 3 years. Considering the need to have an increasingly large area; the company finally announced that the facility was ready for use.
The new facility is not only the world’s largest engine test bed, but also incorporates the world’s most advanced technologies. With the information provided by the company, Testbed 80 collects 10 thousand different parameters from the motors and provides 1.3 billion data per minute.
Testbed 80 is also home to the world’s first motor x-ray machine. This machine, which can obtain 30 different images per second of the interior of the engine, allows engineers around the world to analyze the data by sharing the data it obtained over the cloud. The facility also has a 140,000-liter fuel tank that can fill the fuel tank of a car 3,000 times at a time.