Complete solutions for test systems from a single source.
Interview Jörg Kildau,
head of plant engineering
Why is turnkey plant engineering from weisstechnik worth it?
Planning a test facility requires in-depth knowledge in all technical and commercial areas – from the search for a suitable location to the technical execution to the drafting of contracts with suppliers and companies. Here, we can relieve our customers of a lot of work thanks to our complete packages. This saves them time and money and ensures they are on the safe side with their testing facility.
What kind of customers do you serve in plant engineering?
We have several mainstays. One focus is on car manufacturers and their suppliers, for whom we implement many large-scale projects. This experience also helps us with test facilities for fuel cells. In addition, we have customers in the fields of aerospace, defence, ICT and electronics, pharmaceuticals, biology and medical technology, as well as materials testing and textiles. Our systems are used in research and development departments, in production and in company quality assurance departments. Beyond that, they are used by universities and colleges, testing institutes and monitoring organisations.
What needs to be considered for the construction of test facilities for fuel cells?
Hydrogen is volatile and highly explosive. For this reason, test chambers need to fulfil maximum quality requirements. In order to create a flexible platform, we are working together with TÜV Rhineland on the development of a modular and scalable test chamber concept for complete vehicles with fuel cells. Among other things, the technical safety concept covers the hydrogen detectors, avoidance and securing of ignition sources, calculation of the air exchange rates and specifications for the permissible tank filling level during the test.
Interview with Jörg Kildau, head of plant engineering at weisstechnik
Graduate Processing Engineer (Dipl. Ing.) and lawyer (LL.M.) Jörg Kildau has been active nationally and internationally in large-scale plant construction for around 30 years. He has extensive experience in all relevant technical and commercial areas.
Turnkey test systems for a wide range of application areas
As an experienced system partner for turnkey test facility construction, weisstechnik serves a large market. The range extends from roller test benches to altitude simulation chambers and covers almost all climatic conditions and load conditions for fuel cells, whole vehicles and other test specimens worldwide.
Our test benaches and examples
Our systems simulate individually or in combination:
- Salty atmosphere
- Controlled atmosphere
Examples of test chambers with/without integrated test benches:
Our turnkey services and our test solutions
Our turnkey services
- Initial consultation
- Development of the rough idea and budgeting
- Planning and quotation from requirement specification
- Implementation as a general contractor
- Development and delivery of testing technology
- All works and suppliers
- Calibration and commissioning
Our test solutions
- Stability tests
- Performance tests
- Degradation tests
- for fuel cells and whole vehicles
A firm grip on budget, timing and technology
When planning and realising test benches and other test systems, it is important to have the technical requirements, timings and budget firmly in view at all times. As a general contractor, we offer our customers a number of clear advantages.
- Implementation in line with the budget
- Maximum cost transparency
- On-schedule coordination
- All suppliers and works
- Testing technology proven worldwide
Experience, commitment, success
The successful planning, smooth realisation and on-schedule commissioning of a testing facility is teamwork. That is why we use the experience of our specialists and train all employees consistently and comprehensively.
- Experienced planners, project managers and engineers
- Personal commitment and a high degree of flexibility
- Expert answers and industry-standard solutions
- Excellent cooperation with all works
Flexible technology, powerful performance
We are an experienced for individually planned test solutions and customised test facilities. We work from the first idea to way beyond the last screw, and adapt our services to precisely match requirements.
- Customised test solutions
- Processes matching customer requirements
- Demand-oriented service packages
- Reproducible test results
Competent global service
Our service team covers the whole of Germany and comprises 500 employees worldwide. With our service specialists, we ensure that test systems function reliably and that any maintenance and repairs are carried out as quickly as possible.
- Personal contacts
- Global service network
- Highly qualified service specialists
- Reliable spare part supply
- Maintenance, servicing and repair
- Qualification, factory calibration and external calibration
- Retooling, modification and modernisation
- Training programmes for customers