Development & construction of bursting chambers according to your requirements

Pressure vessel testing under bursting conditions presents us with special challenges. This applies on the one hand with regard to ensuring a safe test environment, but also with regard to its economic operation.

The correct design of the bursting chamber is essential: We make sure that the energy released in the event of a bursting of the test specimen is absorbed and that a hazard to the environment can be ruled out.

We usually fulfil the extremely complex requirements of bursting pressure testing of fibre-reinforced high-pressure vessels as a customised test system. The bursting pressure test system is specifically adapted to the requirements of the respective test items. This includes, among other things, the dimensions, the volume and the required bursting pressure of the test items.

Various kinds of burst failure (worst case scenario)


To calculate the design of the bursting chamber, we use our many years of expertise in high-dynamics simulation and a unique simulation environment, combined with our expertise in mechanical design.

In addition to the aspect of safety, we attach great importance to ease of operation. Our concept allows H2 tanks to be tested close to production on test benches with high utilisation and short cycle times. In this way, we ensure economical operation of the bursting chamber.

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Simulation of burst chamber: failure of a high-pressure accumulator

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Relevant standards, for example ECE R134, require further experimental evidence in addition to burst tests. Here, too, we are at your side as a partner. For example, we can also implement test systems for carrying out cycling tests under defined climatic conditions. Temperatures, humidity and pressure can be automatically specified, monitored and recorded in a protective enclosure with integrated climate chamber.


Our Services

  • Analysis of possible failure modes of the test specimen
  • Validation of the concept through our high-dynamics simulation
  • Mechanical design and manufacture of the customised bursting pressure system
  • Turnkey complete system for use close to production.

Your added value

  • Safe bursting pressure system according to your specific requirements
  • Easy-to-operate high-pressure test stand with short set-up times and thus a high cycle rate
  • Many years of experience in the development and construction of customised test benches

Your contact

Fabian Fembacher