Typical applications include: pressure test stands, burst testing, autofrettage
, chemical injection, gauge testing, work holding, jacking and lifting systems and valve actuation.
To counter this the US Naval Air Systems Command is funding Connecticut company Flightware to develop a surface protection process called "inverse autofrettage
has developed turnkey ultra high-pressure leak test systems and autofrettage
systems for R&D and production of diesel engine components.
This being said, the actual tube-sections used in project Babylon were pre-stressed, layered, compressed steel components produced through a mechanism called "autofrettage
." The latter is a process used almost exclusively for the manufacture of gun barrels.
In forming, they will be offering help in sizing, punching, autofrettage
; the redistribution of stresses; and shock hardening.
Their product range now includes single-stage gas guns, two-stage light-gas guns, firing-range chambers, detonation chambers, explosion-containment chambers, Split-Hopkinson bars for compression or direct-tensile tests and autofrettage
machines for gun barrels.