This is a self-contained water circulating unit for studying the friction losses in pipes, pipe fittings, and valves; and to determine coefficients of discharge for primary flow measuring devices at various flow rates.
The unit consists of a pump, a storage tank and a water proof panel on which all friction loss components and the flow measuring devices are arranged.
Friction loss is measured by a pressure drop and coefficient of discharge is determined from a pressure drop and a flow rate. Flow rate is obtained from a water meter and a stop watch. The pressure drop is measured by differential pressure using manometer and differential pressure gauge. Pressure tapping is by small ball valves with quick connection. All pressure taps are connected by flexible hoses to a set of specially arranged manifolds such that differential pressure across any component can be measured simply by opening valves without removing the hoses. The unit is on a steel frame on wheels.
Instruction manual is also included.
- Friction losses in straight pipes at various flow rates.
- Friction losses in pipe fittings, valves, sudden expansion and contraction at various flow rates.
- Friction losses in primary flow measuring devices and comparison of coefficients of discharge at various flow rates.
|Primary flow measuring devices made from clear acrylic:|
|- Venturi tube|
|- Orifice plate|
|- Pitot tube|
|Friction loss components:|
|- Linear pipes, PVC||3 different diameters.|
|- Linear pipe, stainless steel||1 ea.|
|- Valves||Gate, globe, ball and check|
|- Short radius bends||2 ea.|
|- Long radius bends||2 ea.|
|- Regular elbow||1 ea.|
|- 45o elbows||2 ea.|
|- 45o Y||1 ea.|
|- Other components||Tee section|
|- Water meter and stop watch.|
|- Water manometer with hand air pump|
|- Differential pressure gauge|
|Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).|
|Power supply||220 V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.|
|Part No.||Part Name|
|HF 011||Variable area flow meter.|
|HF 013||ISA nozzle.|
|HF 020||Polyethylene Polybutylene or ABS pipe.|
|HF 021||Galvanized steel pipe.|
|HF 022||Artificially roughened pipe.|
|HF 023||Annular pipe.|
|HF 024||Flexible hose.|
|HF 033A||Differential pressure digital display instead of differential pressure gauge.|
Mercury manometer instead of differential pressure gauge.
Note: Due to transport laws mercury cannot be supplied. Buyer must source it locally.
|HF 033C||Portable differential pressure meter instead of differential pressure gauge.|
|HF 034A||Portable differential pressure meter instead of water manometer.|
Sensors with computer interface unit for key data acquisition instead of
|HP 009||Pressure gauges at pump inlet and discharge for pump pressure vs
flow rate curve.
|HP 010||Flow digital display|
|Other pipes and fittings can be supplied on request.|
|Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH||90 x 245 x 105 cm.|
|Net Weight||Approx. 160 kg.|