Test Cells and Testing Facilities


Chant Engineering has years of experience building and upgrading complete turn key test cells and testing facilities for Military maintenance depots and industrial customers.

Our dedicated team of Professional Engineers and skilled project managers can design, engineer and plan complete testing facilities, including but no limited to: buildings, foundations, support structures, material handling, hydraulics, electrics, fire suppression, testing machinery, calibration and computer data acquisition systems.

Chant Engineering will handle every aspect of the job from planning to permits, all the way through final acceptance testing. We provide detailed project documentation and milestones. We take care of every aspect of the required job, freeing up your personnel so they can do their jobs. It benefits you the customer with having to deal with only one experienced vendor for all the work. Chant Engineering is the proven leader in complete testing solutions. And you the customer can have complete confidence, from the day we sign the contract, until the day we hand you the keys.

Chant Engineering takes pride in the fact that since 1970 we have never been late on a testing facilities contract.

Test Cells and Testing Facilities

C-17-C130 Airdrop Roller Load Test Machine and Facility Upgrade

The Chant Engineering Model 9190, C-17-C130 Airdrop Roller Load Test Machine was a complete upgrade and modernization of an existing 30-year-old C-141 Roller Load Test Machine and facility. Chant Engineering was the prime contractor.

We removed the C-141 capability and replaced it with the ability to test C-17 and C-130 Aircraft configurations.

We increased the physical length of the test bed to 32 ft., upgrade the hydraulic pull test capability, added in airdrop testing capability for different configurations of both new aircraft, designed and installed modern computerized roller instrumentation, added 2 ea. 60,000 lb. capacity gantry hoists added a new soundproof operator control room and designed and installed a new Chant Engineering software (National Instruments Co. LabView based) operator control system and data acquisition package.

Chant personnel demolished the existing equipment and installed all of the upgrades on-site in Natick, MA. As with all our large turn key projects, Chant provided preliminary and final design reviews, project management documentation, site prep documentation, acceptance testing plan, training plan, calibration plan, maintenance plan and training, etc.

Helicopter Blade Whirltower Test StandWhirltower

The Chant Engineering Model 9269 Helicopter Blade Whirltower Test Stand is used to test production rebuilt helicopter blades in a Military maintenance depot environment. The Whirltower spins the two remanufactured blades and one master blade.

The remanufactured blades are adjusted to match the specifications of the master blade. The Chant Helicopter Blade Whirltower Test Stand has the latest operator control system, written in-house by Chant Engineers. The Whirltower also features the newest blade tracking system and
mechanical base plate and pitch mechanism.

The new software system is a National Instruments Inc. LabView based program with full data acquisition for all the required testing parameters. Chant Engineering was the prime contractor in charge of every aspect of the job. Chant manufactured the components, wrote the programs, integrated the system, installed, and trained and acceptance tested everything on site at USMC Cherry Point, NC.

As with all our large turn key projects, Chant provided preliminary and final design reviews, project management documentation, site prep documentation, acceptance testing plan, training plan, calibration plan, maintenance plan and training, etc.

US Army Abrams M1-A1 AGT 1500 Tank Engine Test CellTest Cells

The Chant Engineering Model 9656 M1-A1 AGT 1500 Tank Engine Test Cell is used to test the Modular Power Pack AGT 1500 engine (ground hop) module. The test cell consists of a stand alone, soundproof building divided into an operator control room and a separate engine test room.

Provided to Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama, the test cell was designed, fabricated, and installed by Chant Engineering with all functions, capabilities, site preparation and test equipment. Chant Engineering provided the turnkey design and all resources necessary to design, manufacture, deliver, install, demonstrate functional operation, and provided operator and maintenance training for the Power Pack (ground hop) module and control room. This contract was finished ahead of schedule and on budget.

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