New Testing Facility

New Testing Facility at SchuF Ireland

SchuF Valve Technology GmbH, located at Cork, Ireland, recently installed a new double test rig. This facility enables SchuF to test all valves and pressure-retaining parts to all major international standards, including ASME B16.34, API 598 and EN 12266-1, in a safe environment.”


Test Unit Full

Full test rig


The new test facility incorporates two separate cells which can operate independently of each other.  Each cell is equipped with two high definition cameras, allowing customers the option of logging in remotely to witness testing over the internet.
A built-in Computer Registration System (CRS) enables results to be logged and test certificates to be generated for each complete examination.


 Test rig control panel

Test Rig Control Panel B, showing gauges, in-progress test readings and camera monitor screen


The new facility has the following test capability:

  • Liquid Shell & Seat test system; 0 – 800 bar

  • Gas Shell & Seat test system; 0 – 300 bar

  • Vacuum – Air test system; -500 mbar – 10 bar

  • Helium leakage test system; to EN/ISO 15848-2,
    leaks of 5x10-12 mbar l/s can be detected


Mass Spectrometer
Test Valve

Mass Spectrometer Leak Detector 

  Valve under test




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Video gallery
A video showing the operation of a recently-manufactured SchuF powder-sampling Valve is now available-please click the link below, which will take you to the Vimeo video-sharing website. The video will begin automatically. more