Pump Testing

Pentair Southern Cross operates two purpose built pump testing facilities in Withcott, Queensland and Wangara Western Australia. These two facilities are able to conduct comprehensive NPSH and pump performance testing to AS2417 Grades 1 or 2 to ensure pumps meet the required performance specifications. Both facilities are ISO9001 certified and conduct testing to the highest quality standards.


The Withcott facility consists of a 100 cubic metre test tank capable of testing diesel or electric driven submersible or surface mounted pumps with flow rates of up to 1100 litres per second. The facility has an “off-mains” electrical test capacity of 355kW in standard configuration and higher voltage tests are available on request.


The Wangara pump testing facility consists of a small test tank with “V” notch weir and a 400 cubic metre test tank with magnetic flow meters capable of accurately measuring flow rates up to 5000 litres per second. The facility is capable of testing electric or diesel driven submersible or surface mounted pumps. The facility has an “off-mains” electrical test capacity of 230kW with higher voltage tests are available on request with use of mobile generators.

The Wangara test tank is calibrated to NATA Standard and operated by skilled and experienced technicians.

Other Testing

As well as flow performance testing, Pentair Southern Cross can provide a range of other testing services for all brands of pumps and associated equipment including:

  • Sound Testing
    • AS1055-1997 (Acoustics – Description and measurement of environmental noise)
  • Vibration Testing
    • AS2625.4 (Mechanical vibration)
    • AS3709 (Vibration and shock of rotating rigid bodies)
    • ISO10816 (Evaluation of machine vibration by measurements on non-rotating parts)
  • Hydrostatic Testing
    • BS EN 12162:2001 (Liquid pumps – Safety requirements)
  • Weld testing
  • Load testing
  • Material Testing

Full test certification and calibration documentation can be provided on request for all pumping equipment.


Customer Service

ph. 131 PUMP (within Australia)

ph. +61 7 4688 4111

fx. +61 7 4688 4193

e. pactpssales@typac.com.au

address. 8618 Warrego Highway

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