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Testing Services & Facilities

Wilfred E. Baker Test Facility

The 160-acre WEBTF site near San Antonio includes a 9,800 sq ft high-bay test building, several outdoor test pads, and a hardened test cell. This new facility is designed to accommodate our expanded testing capabilities and consolidates our shock tube and high-pressure testing programs into a single facility. The main test building was designed for a 120 MPH hurricane wind load due to anticipated test conditions. The building includes a control room to operate the shock tube, a second control room to operate outdoor test programs, and a client meeting room.

Test pads at the new facility will be used to support BakerRisk’s ongoing joint industry testing programs for high pressure equipment hazards, and vapor cloud and dust explosion test programs carried out for BakerRisk’s Explosion Research Cooperative and our own internal research programs. The hardened test cell will support a continuing series of smaller scale explosion, flammability and reactivity testing programs.

Wilfred E. Baker Test Facility Building