The cavities in the gas generator injection head of the ArianeGroup Vulcain 2.1 engine must not be polluted or clogged by the water used on the hydraulic test stand. An ad hoc filtration system was developed by Cetim to enable effective testing.
The cryogenic Vulcain 2.1 engine, which will propel the Ariane 6 launch vehicle during the first eight minutes of flight, successfully passed the different static fire test phases. Designed by ArianeGroup, this new generation engine uses additive manufacturing, namely for the gas generator injection head.
To test this key element, the European leader of space launch vehicles mandated Cetim to set up a dedicated hydraulic test stand. At the heart of this unique test stand, a top-flight water filtration system was developed by the Centre’s specialists.
You can learn more about this industrial performance in the “ArianeGroup – Acceptance of a key Vulcain 2.1 engine component” case study, available for free download on our site.
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