TH 411 STIRLING CYCLE HOT AIR ENGINE, Vertical Cylinders
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The unit is for demonstration of stirling cycle hot air engine principles.

The engine consists of two vertical stainless steel cylinders. The first cylinder is to generate hot air using a heater. Power to the heater can be varied. The second cylinder is to generate a mechanical power using hot air from the first cylinder. Both cylinders are attached to a common shaft, with a suitable flywheel. The hot gas cylinder head is cooled by outside water supply. Instruments are provided for measurement of input power, and output power.

The advantage of this design is the ability to bring the engine to operating condition in a short time.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Torque vs speed for a given input power.
  • Output and efficiency vs speed for a given input power.
TECHNICAL DATA
Heater 500 W max
Maximum power (mechanical) Approx. 900 mW
Measuring instruments
 - Torque Mechanical dynamometer with spring balance, belt, and weights
 - Speed Portable tachometer
 - Sensors with digital display Voltage and current of input power
Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).
Power supply 220 V, 1 Ph, 50Hz. Other power supply is available on request.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Part No. Part Name
TH 411-001 Cooling system : Water storage tank and pump
TH 120-003A Torque digital display instead of spring balance and weight
TH 411-010 DC generator with resistive loads with voltage and current digital display
TH 411-050

Computer interface

This includes computer interface unit with torque speed and watt sensors instead of spring balance with weights and tachometer.

Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer (essom@essom.com)

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 35 x 50 x 45 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 20 kg.