Unique to each test specimen are its functional and design-basis lifetime requirements. Clark’s facilities have the equipment and technical expertise to test a variety of components for mechanical fatigue and failure, life cycle, aging, accelerated aging, and simulation that is common to the power generation industry. Common test specimens include valves, pumps and actuators.
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Often prior to seismic quali cation is the accelerated dynamic aging (simulated life-span) of a test specimen in its eld-mounted orientation. Sinusoidal sweeps determine the test specimen’s most vulnerable resonant frequency at low acceleration levels, and subsequent dwell periods age the equipment at a given frequency and/or higher acceleration level prior to seismic exposure.
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