Fluid Transfer Systems Testing

Smithers Rapra provides fluid transfer systems testing across a comprehensive product range for various industry sectors.

Expert-Led Testing Programmes

Smithers Rapra offers material and product testing as well as chemical analysis for a wide variety of fluid transfer products and components. Our tests are performed to global industry and governmental standards – ASTM, ISO, SAE, Fed, MIL, FDA and Automotive.

We are also specialists in developing bespoke testing programmes to help our clients meet Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs) individual specifications. If you have a specification, we can help you meet its requirements.

For fluid transfer systems testing, our testing techniques include:

  • Pressure
  • Pressure pulsation
  • Vibration
  • Temperature
  • Leak and burst
  • Flow
  • Fatigue
  • Durability
  • Fluid compatibility
  • Failure analysis




Fluid Compatibility

Air up to 22 bar

Hydraulic 700 bar

Impulse testing

Burst hydrostatic

Proof and leak

Electro-magnetic vibration shakers

Servo hydraulic actuator

50mm pk-pk

22.2kN (5,000 lbf) Sine 100g

Sine sweep



-70 C to 210 C and <95% RH

Environmental chambers (thermal cycling/thermal shock/humidity cycling)


ASTM D471 standard

Various fluids applied over a wide range of temperatures and materials*

*Fluids we can test as part of our fluid compatibility testing services include:

  • Biodiesel/diesel fuels
  • Biopetrol/petrol fuels
  • Exotic petrols
  • E10 and E85
  • Fuel vapour
  • Anti-freeze
  • Hydraulic, brake and transmission fluids
  • Aviation fuels and fluids

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We serve various industries with our fluid transfer system testing, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Consumer goods
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power generation
  • Rail

For more information on how we can help support your project's requirements, please get in touch with our expert team. 

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