LocationEast Hartford, CT
A/Z designed the implementation of a new pump and the removal of two existing pumps in United Technologies (UTRC) specialized test facility. The facility focuses on lifecycle and fatigue analysis, and it features several frames and hydraulic actuators. These frames are fed by individual hydraulic pumps located in the adjacent mechanical space. UTRC’s preliminary concept was for a new single pump system and common manifold that would feed the two frames replacing the current two pump configuration. The new design included conceptual planning for future pump replacement and space reconfiguration, replacing the remaining six pumps with a single hydraulic pump and manifold.