Physical Test Facility Monitoring

The facility equipment in large physical test facilities including wind tunnels or engine test cells is a critical part of the test. Equipment failure by any of the facility assets can result in costly delays, missed deadlines, and expensive downtime. Unexpected failures can also risk personnel safety and equipment damage. In these facilities, test engineers need to answer one important question: Are we ready to test? The answer depends on the team’s ability to perform the following tasks:



  • Monitor test equipment status including calibration, storage space, software versions, and network bandwidth
  • Plan maintenance activities based on equipment performance, including using machine learning to calculate remaining useful life
  • Track operational efficiency and facility usage information
  • Correlate test data with facility data to understand the impact of test procedures



Physical Test Facility Monitoring

  • CompactDAQ devices collect data across the facility from critical facility assets: compressors, motors, pumps, pipes, and more.
  • FlexLogger™ software collects data from data devices and provides initial data reduction and processing.
  • SystemLink™ software aggregates data from across the facility and test equipment, applies advanced analytics to the data, and serves the results to dashboards for decision making.  
  • NI Data Engineers work with your test team to identify assets to monitor, collect and log data, and process the data for trend analysis and predictive maintenance.

Solution Advantages


NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

NI Partner Network

The NI Partner Network is a global community of domain, application, and overall test development experts working closely with NI to meet the needs of the engineering community. NI Partners are trusted solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, product developers, and services and sales channel experts skilled across a wide range of industries and application areas.

Services and Support

NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.

An NI Partner is a business entity independent from NI and has no agency or joint-venture relationship and does not form part of any business associations with NI.