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(Mechanical Engineering) the critical evaluation of a new or repaired component, device, apparatus, etc, prior to installation to ensure that it is in perfect condition
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The engine was driven to full power on reheat in a series of controlled bench-tests, producing a maximum thrust of 90 kN (20,000 lbf).
Despite contractor promises and expensive bench-tests, the system proved unreliable when placed on the B-1B airframe.