ASC Land Based Test Facility
A complex facility allowing a land based submarine engine to simulate a sea based environment.
As the lead consultant responsible for mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and fire services, Lucid were involved in all project phases from initial concept development through to handover and takeover. Lucid’s involvement was key in obtaining the requisite Commonwealth approvals.
Lucid worked with high level functional requirements stipulated by ASC and developed tangible engineering solutions which were endorsed by ASC and the Commonwealth. This incorporated adequate design tolerance to work around sensitive information regarding engine parameters.
The facility is able to simulate many aspects of a sea based environment including engine back-pressures, water flowing over the exhaust pipework, replicating exhaust pipework lengths and engine cooling.