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Baere Aerospace Consulting Inc offers a wide range of consulting services with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business. Whether it is traditional consulting, or one of our limited laboratory services, we partner with our clients from start to finish, focusing on their needs while producing new ideas, developing effective strategies and designing high quality and scalable solutions.

Continue scrolling down the page for examples of contracting services and laboratory testing services.  And contact us to learn more.

CONSULTING SERVICES

Aircraft Maintenance

GREEN AEROSPACE FLUIDS - SYNTHETIC AND BIO-BASED FUELS AND LUBES

New synthetic fuels use
Necessary testing  
Questions on bio-based fuels   
General questions
Impacts of use  
Guidance on research

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ENGINEERING DESIGN AND FIELD SUPPORT

Non-metallic material selections

Manufacturability considerations

Material compatibility - proactive prevention and post-identification

Unknown identification

Sample handling

Testing support

Airplane

FAILURE ANALYSIS SUPPORT

Unknown identification
Contamination identification
Compatibility issues
Premature failures
"Stinky, yucky, and gooey" ID's

Papers

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Facilitation
Liaison between organizations
Project team structures
Task identification
Timelines
Grant proposal support

LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES

Basic Petroleum Testing

Baere only offers a minimum of onsite lab testing.  But if you have a specific petroleum test for which you are looking, Ask!  We can help you find it, help you access it, and help you interpret the data.

For the tests available, see the individual descriptions below for pricing.

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FLASH POINT TESTING

Flash point testing using a Pensky-Marten closed cup flashpoint tester per ASTM D93.  We provide flash point data on a wide variety of petroleum, synthetic, and bio-derived fuels and light lubricants. 

 

 

 

Note:  This is NOT the TAG Closed Cup test per ASTM D-56 referenced for many non-petroleum products.

Product details

The Petrotest® PMA-4 provides a temperature range from 40 to 360°C on Diesel Oil, Fuel, Lube Oil, Power Plant, Jet Fuel, Turbine Fuel, Engine Oil , Turbine Oil and Solvents.

 

Testing requires a minimum of 100ml per test run.  To run industry standard triplicate requires a total of 350ml.

 

In most cases we can provide a verbal answer in 1 to 2 days after sample receipt.  We then provide a signed hardcopy report of the analysis.

Product price

Baere will provide flash point tests on a per test basis of $125 each up to three replicates. 

 

If a test plan or interpretation of results is requested, a flat fee contract can be prepared or a straight per hour rate of $260/hour with a do not exceed value is available.

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SURFACE TENSION

Surface tension testing using a duNouy platinum ring.  Testing is run per ASTM D1331. We will provide interfacial and surface tension numbers on a variety of fluids.

Product details

The Fisher Scientific Tensiomat provides room temperature testing of the interfacial tension of liquids. 

 

Testing requires 200ml of fluid. To perform density correction, requester needs to provide a density, or have a density test performed.

 

The submitter is responsible for appropriate sampling and sample handling to avoid contamination which can invalidate results.

 

In most cases we can provide a verbal answer in 1 to 2 days after sample receipt.  We then provide a signed hardcopy report of the analysis.

 

Product price

Baere will provide surface tension tests on a per test basis of $140 each. 

 

If a test plan or interpretation of results is requested, a flat fee contract can be prepared or a straight per hour rate of $260/hour with a do not exceed value is available.

Product details

Durometer is the measure of hardness.  This hardness is determined by measuring the depth of an indentation in the material created by a given force on a standardized presser foot. This depth is dependent on the hardness of the material, its viscoelastic properties, the shape of the presser foot, and the duration of the test.  A force is applied in a consistent manner, without shock, and depth of the indentation or hardness is read from the durometer scale. If a timed hardness is desired, force is applied for the required time and then read.

Testing requires a slab that is a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 inches) thick and equivalent 25 mm (1") x 25 mm (1") area.  For o'rings a minimum of three whole o'rings are required.

 

In most cases we can provide a verbal answer in 1 to 2 days after sample receipt.  We then provide a signed hardcopy report of the analysis.

 

Product price

Shore A hardness determination is $50 per sample.   

Shore M hardness determination is $75 per sample (3 o'rings)

 

If a test plan or interpretation of results is requested, a flat fee contract can be prepared or a straight per hour rate of $260/hour with a do not exceed value is available.

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ASTM D381 Air Jet Existent Gum

ASTM D381 is for determining the existent gum content in aviation fuels.  Baere provides only the determination of existent gum in aviation gasoline using the Airjet method.  We do not perform testing using the steam jet method.

Product details

The existent gum of aviation gasoline is determined by evaporating a 50 mL sample of fuel under controlled exposure time, temperature and air flow in pre-weighed beakers.  Following the evaporation, the cooled beakers are re-weighed and the amount of residue determined.  This is reported as mg/100mL.

Testing requires a minimum of 200 mL unless otherwise agreed upon.

In most cases we can provide a verbal answer in 3 - 5 days after sample receipt.  We then provide a signed hardcopy report of the analysis.

Product Price

Baere will provide existent gum test by air jet on a per test basis.  Cost is $150 per sample, run in duplicate.

If a test plan or interpretation of results is requested, a flat fee contract can be prepared or a straight per hour rate of $260/hour with a do not exceed value is available.

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ROOM TEMPERATURE DENSITY ON LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS

Room temperature density measurements using mass displacement.  This is similar to ASTM D792.  The method uses the Archimedes principle of displacement in water to determine a materials density.
For solids the density needs to be greater than 1.000 g/cc (they do not float).

Product details

The Mass Displacement Density determination method (jolie balance) provides room temperature testing of the density of liquids and solids by displacement relative to water. 

 

Testing requires 200ml of fluid or 1 gram of solid.  

 

In most cases we can provide a verbal answer in 1 to 2 days after sample receipt.  We then provide a signed hardcopy report of the analysis.

 

Product price

Baere will provide room density tests relative to water on a per test basis.  Liquid density determination is $50 per sample and solid density determination is $55 per sample.   

 

If a test plan or interpretation of results is requested, a flat fee contract can be prepared or a straight per hour rate of $260/hour with a do not exceed value is available.

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ELASTOMER HARDNESS SHORE A & M

While Shore is no longer manufacturing durometers, most of our users will recognize ASTM D2240 hardness measurements as "Shore" measurements.  For flat stock, the typical measurement is "Shore A". For measuring the hardness of o'rings, the measure is Shore M.

Baere has both type A and type M capabilities.