Pneumatic tester for Formula 1

The T9000 pneumatic process pressure deadweight tester from Pressurements is being used for Formula 1 test applications.

The T9000 pneumatic process pressure deadweight tester from Pressurements, a Druck company, is being used for Formula 1 test applications.

The tool is used to verify a range of F1 car development, test and racing pressure measurements, crucial to team performance in the annual World Championship. Pressure measurements play a vital role in monitoring car aerodynamics, steering braking, gearing, suspension and cooling systems.

Used in conjunction with high resolution data acquisition equipment, the T9000 closely determines the actual accuracy of electronic pressure sensors, used for for such measurments during the ongoing cycles of car development, test and racing.Verified data is then recorded and comprehensively analysed before, during and after racing for specific segments of each of the worldwide championship venues.

Analysis of the pressure related data is used to help tune car systems and configurations for optimum performance at each location. For example, pressure profiling for low speed/high down force or high speed/low drag aerodynamics. Historic data is also continuously accumulated to enable a continually sharpening focus on future car development.

Contained in a compact, rugged casing, the T9000 is highly portable, and is therefore suitable for use in the laboratory, workshop or wind tunnel. Pressurements’ own floating ceramic ball technology also means a stable reference pressure can be produced for an indefinite period of time.

This improves productivity by avoiding the traditional need for constant reference to the instrument, leaving the operator free to check system readings.

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