Pressure Vessel Hydraulic and Fire Testing

Powertech Labs includes a hydraulic testing lab, fully automated to run 24 hours a day, and fire testing capability. Light, medium, and heavy duty cylinders are regularly tested at our facility. Testing is accredited to ISO 17025.

Hydraulic lab features:

  • Ambient cycle tests up to 138 MPa
  • Cold cycling tests down to -48°C
  • Hot cycling tests up to 100°C
  • Burst tests up to 275 MPa

Other test capabilities:

  • Accelerated stress rupture testing
  • Boss torque tests
  • Drop tests
  • Flaw, impact, and chemical tests
  • Material testing (resin shear strength, glass transition temperature, and tensile tests)

Custom tests:

Powertech excels at custom tests as per customer requirements. Our team of industry experts can offer expertise and work with customers to design tests.

Fire testing capability:

  • Localized and engulging bonfire tests
  • Penetration and gunfire tests
  • Impact tests (pressurized or non-pressurized)

Featured Regulations and Standards:

  • All hydrogen and CNG powered land vehicle tests, including:
    • ECE R134 and UN GTR No. 13
    • HGV2
    • NGV2
    • EC 79
    • SAE J2579
    • ISO 11439

Powertech engineers are also members of ISO, GTR, CSA, and SAE technical committees developing testing protocols, and have extensive industry experience.

For more information, contact:

Colin Cindrich – 604.598.5074
Team Lead, HITT Testing
Hydrogen Industry Technology & Testing