Engine Durability Testing

At a glance

Millbrook’s engine dynamometer test cells in the UK provide durability, hardware validation and cost reduction testing.

See engine dynamometer test cells specification

Automotive engine test facility at Millbrook
Automotive engine test facility engineer at Millbrook Proving Ground

The highly efficient facilities operate 24 hours a day, delivering data to customers as early as possible during their product development programs.

Automotive engine test facility test bed at Millbrook

At Millbrook’s UK test sites in Bedford and Leyland, a wide range of light and heavy-duty engine tests are offered. They range from sub-zero thermal shock and high elevation temperatures, through to endurance tests that can accelerate an engine’s 150,000km useful life into only a few months.

Millbrook works with vehicle manufacturers, engine component suppliers and specialist consultancies ensuring confidentiality and security at all times.

Engine dynamometer test cell capabilities include:

  • Cold climatic air and fluid capability, down to -40°C
  • Accurate temperature and humidity control of combustion air
  • Large test cells for full exhaust system tests
  • Cold start characterization with cold box technology to -30°C
  • 48V power supplies for MHEV applications
  • Bulk and barreled fuel delivery options including bio-fuels, LPG and E100
  • Complementary services including NVH, machining, instrumentation and metrology
  • Component strip and rate with high resolution photography for inspection