The US Power Generation industry is on the threshold of a major transformation in the makeup and asset mix of how we generate electric power. Due to climate change initiatives, Power Generation companies are reconsidering what standard equipment will be included in their capital asset portfolio to supply electricity to its customer base. Clark Testing has a long established history of supporting the equipment certification and component validation needs of the power generation industry across the entire supply chain. Our services support manufacturers of generation equipment, transmission & distribution providers and ultimately power conditioning and consumption equipment.
Clark's wide-ranging scope of capabilities supporting mechanical and material testing affords our customers the advantage of a single source for product validation and equipment certification. Clark provides equipment qualification for all electric power generation technologies including nuclear, natural gas, coal, solar, wind, ocean and other alternative power generation sources. With our seismic testing capabilities, Clark is a preeminent laboratory for qualifying T&D equipment in support of "Smart Grid" applications.
Our onsite Condition Monitoring Services (CMS) allow power generation companies to understand the overall condition of their equipment. With CMS support they can forecast maintenance, mitigate forced outages and ensure plant reliability. Clark's rigorous Quality Assurance Programs have been audited by industry, government and commercial stakeholders.
Clark Dynamics has the environmental chambers to accelerate aging and validate functional performance for longer plant-life expectancy. Clark can accommodate large component aging for extended periods simulating containment internal conditions as high as 170C.
Common to automated systems and electronics in the industry is the requirement to ensure electromagnetic compatibility of components and mitigate vulnerability to outside sources. Emissions and Immunity analysis provides insight as to the potentially undesirable propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy and radiofrequency interference.
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.
Clark Testing’s Vibration laboratory has multiple hydraulic and electrodynamic shakers making Clark Testing the ideal fit for all your testing needs. Our Vibration laboratorys' investment in new equipment has led to Clark Testing being an industry leader in Vibration Testing.
Clark Testing has been in the powertrain & gearbox testing business for over 20 years. Over that time we have tested products ranging from small components such as starters and air motors to transmissions and axles in excess of 2000 horsepower. ciency for anything from heavy off-road industrial equipment to high performance motorized competition vehicles.
The Fuels and Lubricants lab specializes in wear testing of products based on test rigs such as Four-Ball wear, Hydraulic Pump Wear, and FZG Gear. Clark Testing Fuels & Lubricants Laboratory is fully equipped to perform tests ranging from routine analyses to quality control.