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Airplane Engine Test Stand

Supplying Power and Air Compression for Specialized Equipment.

An aviation industry leader selected Spencer Bristol Engineering to provide MEP design engineering and contract administration services for a new airplane engine test stand. To conduct testing, the stand required high-pressure, dry, heated air supplied by a 700 HP air compressor, an air dryer, a 1 MW heater, and booster compressors of 350 HP and 120 HP.


Project design included a new 480V, 1600A switchboard for electrical power distribution to the air compressors, as well as the installation of a new 600A breaker into an existing switchboard to power the air heater.


Project services:

  • Conceptual, schematic, design development, & contract documents
  • Field engineering
  • Contract administration


Key features:

  • Chilled water HVAC
  • Series air compressor design to simulate flight pressures
  • Heated dry air to simulate internal combustion conditions
  • New electrical service & distribution board

Spencer Bristol is a Gray company.

Spencer Bristol serves customers in a diverse range of industries. In 2017, Spencer Bristol joined the Gray family of brands to complement its project management and design services. As a Gray company, we continue to provide practical design services for transportation, commercial, industrial, and government institutions.