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MIL-C-25478B – Military Specification: Coolers, Lubricating Oil, Aircraft General Specification

April 11, 2018

“The MIL-C-25478B specification is the general specification for aircraft engine lubricating oil coolers that provide oil temperature regulation for aircraft gas turbine engines using high temperature synthetic base lubricating oil, and aircraft piston engines, turbo propeller gear boxes, and helicopter...

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Fuel Icing and Contamination Test Stand Goes Live in Santa Clarita

October 24, 2017

NTS understands the significant threat to aerospace fuel system components posed by ice and contamination, and that is why NTS Santa Clarita has just completed significant upgrades in its water in fuel, fuel icing and contaminated fuels testing capabilities. Our...

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Training: Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing

January 24, 2017

NTS Santa Clarita is pleased to host the IEST for the course “Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing” on February 7, 2007. The purpose of this course is to offer a comprehensive familiarization with leading edge issues and best practices...

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New and Upgraded Aerospace Test Capabilities in Santa Clarita

January 10, 2017

As part of our continual effort of improvement, the Santa Clarita laboratory has just opened a revamped acoustic test facility along with a brand new vibration facility. It features two oversized doors to easily accommodate large test items and staging/prep area with an...

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Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock Performance in a Harsh Field Environment

December 2, 2016

NTS Santa Clarita had the pleasure of assisting Anthony Agnello and Robert Sill of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Patrick Walter of Texas Christian University, and Strether Smith with the pyroshock testing needed for their white paper “Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock...

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Modeling of Ordnance-Induced Pyrotechnic Shock Testing

August 1, 2016

Authors: Logan McLeod and Santina Tatum Design of an ordnance-induced pyrotechnic shock test to meet a specific acceleration based Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) test requirement for a given test article has traditionally been an empirical process. Based on experience, the...

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Testing to the Extreme: NTS Designs and Builds Custom Pneumatic Test Setups in Support of Customers’ R&D Needs

May 15, 2016

NTS Santa Clarita is home to our largest pneumatics test capabilities. The pneumatics test facilities are designed to conduct testing of air flow, pressure and temperature management subsystems and components requiring compressed air in a controlled environment. Other environments which...

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NTS Santa Clarita Expands its Brand of Extreme and Complex Testing

October 23, 2014

NTS Santa Clarita is proud to announce the grand opening of the Donald A. Grant Memorial Fuel Icing and Contamination Test Pad! The hard working team of NTS Santa Clarita’s Fluids Department spent months designing and building the test stand...

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NTS Santa Clarita Adds Static Firing of Initiators to Testing Capabilities

July 28, 2014

Engineers from National Technical Systems Santa Clarita facility working in conjunction with one of our valued customers, recently developed tooling and techniques for measuring the parameters of a pressure pulse produced when through bulkhead initiators (TBIs) are fired. NTS was...

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Announcing the Pneumatics Test Facility at NTS Santa Clarita!

July 16, 2014

NTS Santa Clarita is proud to announce the establishment of a new Airslab to further support customers’ test requirements. The addition was a multi-year effort designed with the future in mind, after receiving feedback from customers that new aerospace requirements were...

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