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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Engine Test Cells Lab

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Engine Test Cells Laboratory

The Engine Test Cells Laboratory has three 6’x12’ Lakeshore cast Iron vibration-isolated T-slotted floor plates which can each accommodate an engine testing setup.  Equipment includes: Stuska 90 horsepower water brake, Stuska 450 horsepower water brake, General Electric 150 horsepower-absorption/ 120 horsepower-motoring DC dynamometer, and a DyneSystems 36 horsepower AC regenerative dynamometer.  Some of the engines tested: Garrett GTP 30-67 gas turbine, Yanmar TK 353 diesel engine, Dodge Magnum 3.9 liter V6 gas engine, Kubota 8.3kW running a mixture of diesel and natural gas.

All signals and controls can be performed from a separate control room using National Instruments equipment.