Leak Testing Case Studies: Plastic Fuel Rail Leak and Burst Test Machine

Client: Tier 2 Automotive Plastic Fuel Systems Manufacturer

Part: Plastic Fuel Rail Assembly

Machine supplied: Combined leak test, poka yoke and burst test bench

Overview: This system was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to automatically 100% leak test and 1% burst test plastic fuels rails within their production environment. TQC developed this system alongside the client to allow them to check that the assembly operations have been completed, then automatically leak test and burst test as required.
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This piece of equipment has been designed and built to leak test an automotive fuel rail to a leak specification limit of 4mm3/sec at 3.5 bar. A second test was carried out on every 100th part, this is a high pressure burst or proof test at 25 bar for a duration of 1 minute.

  • Single station machine with manual load / unload
  • Automatic sealing of single fill port and two end ports with four fixed seals for the side ports.
  • Interchangable fixtures for diffrent variants of fuel rail
  • Nolek TS600 Leak Test Instrument
  • Air decay leak test @ 3.5bar
  • Burst test @ 25 bar from bottled gas
  • Hot stamping of tested parts
  • Fully enclosed fixture
  • PLC controlled

All TQC equipment is supplied with full CE marking, operator and service manuals, spares lists and maintenance wiring diagrams.

To find out more about how we can help you with your leak testing requirements:

We build all machines in-house, applying our 25+ years experience in specialised test and automated handling machines experience to the engineering projects we undertake. We offer customer support, backup and service call-out for all projects, whatever the size.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to offer our professional advice and visit you at your site.

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