Engineering Competencies

Westport offers specialized engineering services for organizations involved in natural gas transportation-related research and product development, which include unique research and testing capability and facilities not available anywhere else in the world.

Located at Westport’s headquarters in Vancouver, BC, our engineering services and state-of-the-art facilities include:

LNG System and Component Test Bays

  • Convenient supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Tilbury LNG production plant
  • 5 small test bays and 2 large test bays equipped with hydraulic power, electrical power, heated coolant and gas connections
  • LNG or liquid nitrogen (LN2) capability
  • Up to 1,000 kg/hr of gas reinjection capacity

Test Fluids

  • 10,000 gallons of LNG for system testing in horizontal ISO tank
  • 10,000 gallons of LN2 in vertical storage tank
  • Natural gas up to 8,000 psi

Vehicle Fuelling Station

  • 6,000 gallon capacity
  • LNG dispenser for trucks and test rigs

Prototype and Rig Assembly

  • Design and fabrication of rigs and test fixtures
  • Prototype assembly, strip and analysis

Analysis and Modeling

  • Finite element analysis (structural, modal, random vibration, fatigue)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (steady state, transient, mixing, FSI)
  • 1D system modeling (multiphysics, heat transfer, thermodynamics—including 2 phase flow)
  • Combustion modelling

Design Engineering

  • Innovative design solutions utilizing PTC Creo
    • Component and system level design, development, packaging, and integration
    • All stages of development covered from concept generation through fully detailed design for production
    • Cost down and performance improvement solutions
  • Robust 2D detailed drawing packages leveraging GD&T dimensioning schemes and 3D CAD data
    • Support downstream activities with both 2D and 3D data, such as: supply chain, manufacturing, integration, and customer/end user
  • Presentation and sales quality rendering