Test facilities

Becassine

 BECASSINE facility

The BECASSINE facility, allows to investigate flow characteristics of different test sections, covering both single phase and cavitating flow conditions. The flow rate and operating pressure is controlled with a variable speed motor connected to the pump. Temperature of water is recorded in the calming reservoirs. It can be used to characterize valves and orifices; visualizations are possible if the valve to be tested is transparent.