Computer‐interfaced Fluid Machines Description and Specifications for Lab Tenders
Computer‐interfaced Fluid Machines.
 Small‐scale industrial units, instrumented with low cost sensors to provide measurements suitable for on‐line data analyses by student operated PCs, including one each: Centrifugal Fan Axial Fan Centrifugal Compressor Centrifugal Pump Series Parallel Pump Gear Pump Plunger Pump Axial Flow Impulse Turbine Radial Flow Reaction Turbine Pelton Turbine Propeller Turbine  Experimental Capabilities ‐ Demonstration of the particular fluid machine in operation ‐ Measurement of the performance characteristics at inherent machine speed, in particular obtaining the following data at different fluid flow rates: fluid pressure changes between the inlet and outlet of the machine motor input power (or input for turbines) rotational speed overall machine efficiencies estimated hydraulic efficiencies measurement of the above characteristics at constant machine speed
settings, e.g. to deduce iso‐efficiencies. demonstration (where applicable) of the dimension‐less scale‐up laws relating to flow, pressure, speed and power calibration of the appropriate sensors supplied for measurement of: flow, pressure (p and dp), temperature, rotational speed and electrical power