Engineering

engpagepicMirada Research & Manufacturing has a wide array of product-driven engineering services. The unique nature of our product line and our dedication to quality high performance components requires these capabilities for specialized design and testing.

Our CAD department is capable of producing life-like 3D models to aid in visual and functional design prior to prototyping.

Our engineering staff brings years of experience in inflation system design and testing to each new product and new application request.
Our testing capabilities have grown with our product line to thoroughly prove out design prototypes prior to production releases. These testing capabilities include:

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  • Hydrostatic testing to 10,000 PSI
  • Compressed air leak testing to 5,000 PSI
  • Hot and cold chamber testing ranging from -40F to 500F
  • Hot water immersion testing to 180F
  • Air flow testing to 200 SCFM
  • Real-time data acquisition for temperature, pressure, airflow and displacement
  • Pull force testing to 100 lbs.
  • Spring load compression testing to 100 lbs.
  • Custom test fixtures utilizing in-house manufacturing capabilities

These capabilities have been used to perform unique tests such as:

  • Live test-fires of charged compressed gas cylinders with CO2, N2, Helium, and compressed air at temperatures as low as -40F
  • Real-time pressure vs. temperature trace of a charged cylinder to evaluate max fill capacity
  • Hydrostatic burst testing to evaluate ultimate failure pressure and mode for prototype designs
  • Automated high pressure cycle testing of inflation valves – 33,000 cycles up to 5000 PSI
  • High temperature testing on charged cylinders to confirm maximum tank pressures.