Aerospace

Flowplant designs and builds bespoke flushing units, hydraulic power packs and high pressure test rigs for the aerospace industry.

Aerospace control systems run on phosphate ester fluids that can be very demanding on pump systems. Phosphate esters are used primarily in fire-resistant hydraulic fluids in several aerospace applications including hydraulic systems, turbines and compressors.

They have a high ignition temperature, excellent oxidation stability and very low vapor pressure making them difficult to burn. Well known by their trade names including Skydrol and HyJet they do present particular pumping challenges exhibiting chemical aggressiveness toward many conventional seal and coating materials.

The test rigs that we build provide power for testing these items both at the original build stage and during routine services.

At Flowplant we know how to select the correct components to handle phosphate esters – EPDM seals, PTFE coated cable and stainless steels ensure long trouble free operation from the HPU’s and hydraulic test rigs we design and build. Our choice of vane, radial or axial compensated pumps provide pressures up to 700 bar with manual controls or more complex PLC and HMI systems.

A long established SME we have assembly plants in the UK and USA supporting a worldwide network of distributors. The special projects division will design and build bespoke equipment to customer specifications.

To ensure we can offer our clients class leading expertise we have invested heavily in our people and our products. We work closely with leading research institutions to develop innovative fluid pumping solutions that are safe and effective for people and planet alike.

Our global customer base comprises many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies and we export to all major regions of the world.

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