For use with and
driven by the Universal Dynamometer (MFP100), the Centrifugal Pump Module is
part of TecQuipment’s Modular Fluid Power range. The Centrifugal Pump Module is
ideal for student experiments, demonstrations and projects.
pumps are common machines used to move water and other fluids in many
applications. These can be domestic water systems, agriculture, sanitation and
many industrial applications.
includes a centrifugal pump, a Venturi flowmeter, valves, a reservoir and instrumentation;
all mounted on a robust, mobile trolley for ease of use. The separate Universal
Dynamometer (MFP100) measures and displays the speed and torque of the pump to
calculate and display mechanical (shaft) power. Electronic pressure transducers
measure the pump inlet and delivery pressures and the Venturi differential
pressure (flow rate). Speed is fully variable up to the maximum allowable for
the pump. The centrifugal pump is also the power source for the optional
turbines: a Pelton wheel, a Francis turbine and Propeller turbine (all
available separately). The turbines fit on the separate Turbine Dynamometer
(MFP101a). You can only test one turbine at a time.
Dynamometer fits onto the Centrifugal Pump Module. The centrifugal pump delivery
pipe then connects to the turbine. A pressure transducer on the Centrifugal
Pump Module measures the turbine inlet pressure. The turbines and Turbine
Dynamometer allow students to test three different turbines to find how they
work and perform.
When used with
an optional stroboscope, students can ‘freeze’ the image of the moving turbines
and water flow to improve their understanding of the turbines.
For quick and
reliable tests, TecQuipment can supply the optional Versatile Data Acquisition
System (VDAS®). VDAS® gives accurate real-time data capture, monitoring and
display, calculation and charting of all the important readings on a computer.