What is a Functional Flow Test?
CMG performs Functional Flow Tests to ensure there is no complete or partial blockage in fluidic passageways. The tests can be performed with water or air. Pressure is applied to the part using digital instrumentation to determine if the flow paths have been obstructed. The parameters for the tests are specified by customers or by using industry standards.
Why Do Manifold Assemblies Benefit from Functional Flow Testing?
Complete or partial obstructions in fluid paths are detrimental to the manifold assembly functioning properly. A typical obstruction could be a burr created during machining that has not been properly expunged. Many burrs are invisible to the naked eye. CMG’s pressure test will identify the blockage so it can be removed.
How does Functional Flow Testing Help Our Customers?
Many customers do not have the capabilities to test as thoroughly as CMG’s Functional Flow Test. In these instances, if the manifold has not been tested properly, there is a risk the customer will install the manifold assembly into their instrument with blockages that lead to instrument failures in the field. CMG’s testing eliminates that risk.
For customers that do have testing capabilities, CMG’s Functional Flow Test allows the customer the ability to outsource their time consuming testing and validation of product.