Yankee Scientific: The Practice of Ingenuity

Yankee has a wide range of precision measurement tools available for our projects but for many of our advanced programs we design and build custom instrumentation to meet our clients’ needs. We have designed and built steam supply systems that can be set up to provide either high-pressure or low-pressure steam flow to test devices. Yankee has also developed both an orbital and a linear tribometer for evaluating sliding sealing surface wear characteristics in high temperature and pressure environments.

We have both low power (up to 1 Hp) and high power (up to 10 Hp) Magtrol hysteresis dynamometer test stands. We have also developed and now operate a novel organic refrigerant based vapor power cycle test system that can supply high pressure and temperature vapor to expander and ejector devices under test.
We own and operate a Sheffield three axis Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) that is capable of measuring fabricated parts to an accuracy of +/- 0.0001 inches.

Our in-house materials testing tools includes a hardness tester, a Mitutoya surface profilometer and a Caltrex Scientific digital imaging microscope.

Our electronics laboratory is fully equipped with scopes, signal generators, power quality instruments, DC power supplies and a full suite of device programming tools. This group designs and builds custom circuit boards along with microprocessor firmware suitable to each application. Our data acquisition tools include both high-speed and multi-channel (temperature, analog in/out) DAC systems.