MTU Maintenance Canada, the North American member of the MTU MRO network of companies and home to its accessory repair center of excellence has lately installed and implemented a new test cell for high-flow pneumatic starter testing capabilities. The adding up of this capability expands the present engine, accessories, and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) portfolio of MTU Maintenance.
The new testing equipment can create up to 1,500 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) of continuous flow and 8,000 SCFM of instant flow – one of the largest air flow capacities for starter testing worldwide. Consisting of a compressor, mist eliminator, dryer and air receivers, the system produces ISO 8573-1: 2010 [parts 1,2,1] quality air and can be used to test starters from 25 different engine types, including the largest commercial engine worldwide, the GE90. Currently, MTU Maintenance Canada performs testing for CF6-50/-80, V2500 and CFM56-7 starters. The location plans to set up GE90-110/-115B and CF34-8/-10 starter capabilities in future.