TPS Pneumatics

TPS Aerospace Pneumatics operates from a 23,000 square foot facility in two buildings. There are approximately 6,800 square feet of office space on two floors. The production area encompasses 7,880 square feet with three concrete block test cells located adjacent to the work areas. A separate attached building houses the three 400-horsepower Ingersoll-Rand XLE and one 150-horsepower Ingersoll-Rand ESH high-pressure compressor, 3000-gallon air receiver, air dryer, intercoolers, after coolers and electrical switchgear. Located above the test cells are 8 inch diameter stainless steel piping and pressure regulating valves. Heated air is provided by two Gaumer electrical air heaters capable of producing 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit air at 300 PSI in the valve test cell and 550 degrees Fahrenheit air in the ACM/starter test cell. The Stockroom and Purchasing areas are located in a seperate building connected by a breeze way.

 

Cooling Turbines/Starters/PDU's

Test cell number one is setup to test air turbine starters, air cycle machines/cooling turbines and PDU's from the smaller corporate/commuter types through the newest generation of wide body commercial aircraft. Seperate computerized test consoles are located outside of the test cell, housing all guages and controls.

 

Electrically Driven Fans, Motors & Auxiliary Components

Test cell number two is setup to test AC and DC electrically driven fans, motors and other electrical accessories.

 

Valves

Test cell number three contains a valve test console, universal valve test stand and high-flow altitude chamber for pneumatic valve testing at less than ambient pressures. This cell contains all controls for low (105 PSI) and high pressure (350 PSI) air and vacuum.