Froude has been designing, manufacturing and supplying engine test equipment since William Froude invented the water brake dynamometer in 1877 at the request of the British Admiralty to produce a machine capable of absorbing and measuring the power of large naval engines. Froude produces customized dynamometer test solutions for its customers to ensure their engine test requirements are met, designed by its mechanical, electrical and software applications engineers. Customer requirements are discussed extensively with its technical sales managers at the start of any project to develop an optimum engineered solution and its team of installation and commissioning engineers will be on hand to deliver the final test facility on site. Froude facilities manufacture the complete range of hydraulic, (water brakes) eddy current, and AC dynamometers as well as portable engine dynamometers. Froude offers dynamometer refurbishments, spares, repairs and maintenance contracts within its Customer Service plans.