Norman Filter's new flow test stand.
Norman Filter's new flow test stand.
A flow test filter.
A flow test filter.

Norman Filter Co (NFC) has added a new high flow test stand for filter applications in the aerospace industry at its facility in Bridgeview, Illinois, USA.

The high flow test stand is designed to test specific space flight applications which simulate extreme flow rates of propellants during space flight. Filtering at 8000 GPM, the high flow test stand allows NFC to continue to expand and improve the science of aerospace filtration.

By incorporating the high flow test stand into its testing capabilities, NFC is able to provide a quicker response to high-flow applications that require testing. The high flow test stand also enables NFC to bring full-scale development, qualification and acceptance testing for aerospace ground support and flight hardware applications.

“This test stand allows NFC to rapidly respond to the growing demand of space flight and ground support equipment applications for high flow applications. Our engineering team can make developmental changes to applications with fast turnaround and well supported data. Also, this allows NFC to further validate our data and calculations, quickly providing our customers with accurate, verified information about the performance of our filters,” said Phil Netznik II, president of NFC.

NFC, a manufacturer of high-pressure aerospace and defence filters, has passed the rigorous design and testing requirements for many US manned and unmanned space flight programs, defence and aerospace end applications. Norman filters are currently in operation on the International Space Station (ISS), the Orion Crew Capsule and the B-52 Bomber.