The expansions, which are expected to be fully operational in 2014, will enhance Donaldson’s capabilities for testing filter performance in real world environments, factoring in multiple variables at one time such as temperature, humidity, vibration, pulsation and flow as well as various contaminants. Donaldson says that this will allow the company’s in-house scientists and engineers to speed up development time and decrease costs, while increasing product effectiveness and reliability.
 
“These expanded testing capabilities augment our 10 international laboratories, affirming our commitment to innovation and our global Strategic Growth Plan,” said Sheila Peyraud, Donaldson’s vice president and chief technology officer.