Fluid Friction Measurements Description and Specifications for Lab Tenders
Fluid Friction Measurements .
 Self‐contained unit for the detailed study of fluid friction head losses, which occur when an incompressible fluid flows through pipes, fittings and flow metering devices.  Substantial free‐standing frame and backboard support test circuits comprising: ‐ smooth‐bore pipes of various diameter ‐ artificially roughened pipes ‐ 90 degree bend ‐ 90 degree elbow ‐ 45 degree elbow, 45 degree Y, 90 degree T ‐ sudden enlargement ‐ sudden contraction ‐ gate valve ‐ globe valve ‐ ball valve ‐ inline strainer ‐ Perspex Venturi ‐ Perspex orifice meter ‐ Perspex pipe section with a Pitot static tube  Includes a GRP service module with volumetric flow measurement, pump, starter, mercury and water manometers.  Special features: ‐ suitable for studying Reynolds' numbers from 10^3 to nearly 10^5 ‐ a unique system of isolating valves, ported quick release manometer connection valves and self‐sealing pressure tappings ensure fast accurate results ‐ computer aided learning program available  User instruction manual provides installation, commissioning and maintenance data, together with student exercises.  A wide range of measurements, demonstrations and training
exercises are possible with the equipment: ‐ Confirming the relationship between head loss due to fluid friction and velocity for flow of water. ‐ Determining the head loss associated with flow through a variety of standard pipe fittings ‐ Determining the relationship between pipe friction coefficients and Reynolds' number for flow through a pipe with roughened bore. ‐ Demonstrating the application of differential head devices in the measurement of flow rate and velocity ‐ Providing practical training on the use of manometers. ‐ Enhancing understanding of the hydraulics principles involved through the use of computer software.