Thermal cycling system TCA

The SIGMA thermal cycling system,  TCA  is mainly used to determine the leakage status of composite pipes and fittings when subjected to specified cycling times under specified internal pressure load.

Product highlights

  • high accuracy temperature control
  • 6 individual sample strings
  • Easy calibration & maintenance
  • easy access to sample strings
  • automatic energy saving system
  • high flexibility
  • browser based software interface
  • optimized for touch. Operated from any device
  • recipe system & recipe guide

Description

The new SIGMA TCA system has 6 individual sample string with individual flow control and temperature measuring. The system is controlled by the software with extremely user friendly interface run from any browser enabled device (iPad, laptop, smart phone)

All test parameter can be modified if wanted, especially useful for R&D where testing is not according to a specific standard. Furthermore data such as batch no, machine no. Customer name, operator name etc. can be entered, which is valuable to the test report.

Safe and easy

The transperant test chamber allows for easy access while also enabling full visual inspection during test.

The system has non-pressurized water reservoirs ensuring safe operation as well as minimizing maintenance costs. The test system is designed to minimize the volume of pressurized water.

Emergency shut-down systems are installed to ensure a 100% safe operation environment. All doors are locked electronically once the pressure pump is running as a safety feature.

Browser based software – full view

The complete TCA system is operated from a user-friendly browser based software optimized for touch.

The “One page” overview provides full view of all stations. Multiple filtering options. Displaying ongoing tests listed in order ranked  according to ‘attention urgency’/ time left to completion. For each station an individual dash board will provide more detailed info on the current status of the test and a graph of current test in real time provides full details about pressure and temperature, enabling zooming in and monitoring current test, directly from the handheld UX device.

Recipe system

The TCA software offers a recipe system enabling quick start and repeat of tests. When parameters are pre-programmed; set pressure, cycle time, specimen type it only takes the operator a couple of clicks to fast and easy start and repeat test. The recipe guide will guide the operator through the parameter setup needed for easy loading and start of test.

Test paramaters

All (most) every test parameter can be modified if wanted, especially useful for R&D where testing is not according to a specific standard. Furthermore data such as batch no, machine no. Customer name, operator name etc. can be entered, which is valuable to the test report.

Accuracy and energy saving

The pressure is delivered by high quality Grundfoss pumps and the system has an automatic water filling and circulation feature ensuring full tank and consistent temperatures. The automatic energy saving system controlled by the SCITEQ SIGMA software delays hot water flow to the cold water tank and visa versa during hot and cold water cycle changeover.

High quality components and an extremely precise electromagnetic flow measurement ensures high accuracy with deviation of only +/- 0,4%.

Testing results are easily transferred to i.e. Excel for further processing.

The system complies with the following standards EN 12293, EN ISO 15875-5, ISO 15874-5, EN ISO 13257:2017, EN ISO 19893:2018, ISO 10 508, BS 7291, DWG W 542, DWG W 543, DWG W 534 and equivalent.

For more information and technical specifications please see the brochure.

Specifications

Number of sample connections:

6 individual samples

Sample connection interface:

1" male thread BSP

Build in sample tensile stress system:

Yes

Max. water temperature :

95° degrees Celsius

Min. water temperature:

15° degrees Celsius

Water temperature regulation accuracy:

Within */- 2 K

Max. water flow:

17

Max. pressure (at max flow):

10 bar (16 bar on request)

Temperature changeover time:

60 seconds

Programmable test cycles recipe:

Yes

Data logging:

Yes

Flow monitoring:

Available on request. Monitoring total flow or per sample.

Leak detection:

Included in software interface

User interface:

Browser based SIGMA software interface - accessible from any device – any time, anywhere.

Adjustable sample support:

Included

Electrical supply:

400V V+PE+N 50/60Hz.

Water supply:

Normal tap water 1,5 - 4 bar

Material:

Inner tank: Certified stainless steel AISI 304
Frame & cover plates: Coated aluminium

Dimensions:

Supply frame: 4200x2300x2360 mm (LxWxH) Weight approx.: 2400 kgs.
Test cabinet: 4460x1450x2040 mm (LxWxH) Weight approx.: 700 kgs.
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