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Turbomachinery Application

Axial Fan Demonstration Unit

Model No: FM51

Description:

This Axial Fan Demonstration Unit consists of a self contained bench top unit with a small scale axial fan and all the necessary instrumentations.

This unit consists of:

  • Axial fan
  • Transparent ducting
  • Air flow control
  • Instrumentation for pressure, differential pressure, temperature and impeller rotational speed

Experimental capabilities:

  • Effect of static and total pressures, rotor speed and motor input power as a function of air inlet flow.
  • Calculation of overall efficiency and estimation of impeller power efficiency.
  • Measurement of performance at constant speeds.
  • Scale-up calculations using similarity laws.

Axial Flow / Turbine Test Rig

Model No: FM60

Description:

This Axial Flow / Turbine Test Rig is designed to study the performance of a pump/turbine in four different modes of operation.

This unit consists of:

Pump/Turbines unit-mounted on a stand, complete with DC motor and speed controller

  • A complete set of pipe work
  • A differential manometer
  • An inline flowmeter

Experimental capabilities:

  • Reservoir Tank.
  • Turbine outputs at design shaft speeds and constant head (output/flow characteristics).
  • Determination of pump capacity.
  • Determination of pump efficiency.
  • Visualisation of pump mechanism.
  • Turbine efficiencies at optimum design shaft speed and constant head (efficiency/flow and efficiency/output characteristics).
  • General characteristics curves of the turbines under constant head at varying shaft speeds (iso-efficiency /curves) on parameters of unit speed and unit flow with lines of constant spear or guide vane opening.
  • Runaway speed envelope curves at constant head and various openings.
  • Determination of continuous ‘normal’ pump and ‘reverse’ turbine and pump characteristics curves.
  • Observation of cavitations curves under pump and turbine duty.

Centrifugal Fan Demonstration Unit

Model No: FM52

Description:

This Centrifugal Fan Demonstration Unit consists of a self contained bench top unit with a small scale centrifugal fan and all the necessary instrumentations, allowing students to study the effect of different types of fans.

This unit consists of:

  • Centrifugal fan with forward and backward curved blade impellers
  • Transparent ducting
  • Air flow control
  • Instrumentation for pressure, differential pressure, temperature and impeller rotational speed

Experimental capabilities:

  • Effect of static and total pressures, rotor speed and motor input power as a function of air inlet flow.
  • Calculation of overall efficiency and estimation of impeller power efficiency.
  • Measurement of performance at constant speeds.
  • Scale-up calculations using similarity laws.

 

Centrifugal Pump Demonstration Unit

Model No: FM54

Description:

This Centrifugal Pump Demonstration Unit is designed for students to perform the characteristic studies of a centrifugal pump.

This unit consists of:

  • Fixed speed centrifugal pump
  • Circulation tank
  • Pressure gauge
  • Rotameter

Experimental capabilities:

  • Single pump operation.
  • Pump characteristic curves for centrifugal pump.
  • Determination of pump capacity.
  • Determination of pump efficiency.
  • Visualisation of pump mechanism.

Multi Turbine Test Set (3 Turbines)

Model No: SE701E-6

Description:

This Multi Turbine Test Set (3 Turbines) unit is designed to demonstrate the operation of three types of turbines and their performance characteristics such as mechanical power, hydraulic power, hydraulic efficiency and specific speed. The turbines will be driven by a 3kW pump, together with dynamometer and data acquisition system (Optional).

This unit consists of:

  • Water Tank
  • Francis (radial flow) turbine
  • Kaplan (axial) turbine
  • Pelton (impulse) turbine
  • Pump
  • Dynamometer
  • Instrumentations for speed, power, pressure and flow measurement

Experimental capabilities

Operation and performance characteristics of:

  • Francis (radial flow) turbine.
  • Kaplan (axial) Turbine.
  • Pelton (impulse) turbine.

Experiments on:

  • Mechanical power out.
  • Hydraulic power in.
  • Hydraulic efficiency.
  • Specific speed.

Multi-Pump Test Rig

Model No: SE701A-3

Description:

This Multi-Pump Test Rig is designed for demonstrations of the operating characteristics of three different types of pumps. Sensors are included to monitor pump speed, power, pump head and flow rate, enabling students to produce pump characteristics curves.

This unit consists of:

  • Horizontal single stage centrifugal pump
  • Vertical multistage centrifugal pump
  • Gear pump
  • Water tank
  • Oil tank
  • Instrumentations for measuring flowrates, pressures, pump speeds and motor power

Experimental capabilities:

  • Pump characteristic curves for centrifugal pumps.
  • Series and parallel operation of pumps.
  • Determination of the capacity and efficiency of pumps.

Multi-Pump Test Rig

Model No: SE701E-6

Description:

This Multi Turbine Test Set is fitted with six pumps and sensors necessary to allow pump characteristics study for different pumps.

This unit consists of:

  • Centrifugal pump
  • Axial pump
  • Piston pump
  • Gear pump
  • Vane pump
  • Channel Impeller pump
  • Thyristor controlled DC motors

Experiments on:

  • Head/flow rate plots at various constant speeds.
  • Measurement of brake power input.
  • Determination of volumetric and total efficiency.
  • Variation of pump capacity with speed.
  • Specific speed analysis.
  • Cavitations.

Plunger Pump Demonstration Unit

Model No: FM18-B

Description:

This Plunger Pump Demonstration Unit is designed to demonstrate the working principle of a plunger or ram pump.

This unit consists of:

  • Plunger pump
  • Acrylic water tank
  • Instrumentations for measuring pressure, displacement and flowrate

Experimental capabilities:

  • Measurement during each pump cycle of plunger displacement, cylinder pressure and pump outlet pressure.
  • Online P-V diagram displays.
  • Measurement of volumetric efficiency.
  • Effect of spring loading valve or needle valve, outlet loading valve and the inclusion of a pulsation damper vessel, on pump performance.

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