Thermal shock testing involves cooling a hot engine very quickly to place the material under maximum stress – for example when performing durability tests on the cylinder-head gasket. Our test benches are equipped to perform thermal shock tests with coolant temperatures as low as -25ºC. We have years of experience in this field and are one of the leading providers of combined cold-tests.
State-of-the-art cold-testing involves a sequence of warm up, heat soak and thermal shock procedures on an externally driven engine with the throttle fully open. This generates maximum stress on the cylinder head, exhaust manifold, catalyst and seals. It is also possible to simulate pre-defined warm-up and cool-down curves from the road. This saves times and delivers very reliable results.