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Coastal research, environmental modelling

Water engineering research continues to be paramount in areas such as coastal research, environmental modelling, sediment transportation and irrigation studies. For over 50 years, Armfield have designed and supplied major research and teaching flumes worldwide.

The education teaching flumes allowing fluvial mechanics experiments to be carried out in related topics such as river flow and sediment transport, initiation and characteristics of bed-load motion,
general and local scour in open channel flow.

Bespoke open channels to suit specific design criteria can be produced by the Armfield engineering team. Our team utilise their extensive knowledge to deliver a product designed to give the best possible performance over a wide range of applications with user friendly control and instrumentation.

Armfield’s responsibility covers design, materials and parts, fabrication, delivery to site, final layout of the work on the site,installation and finishing of the flume to a complete operating condition, all overseen by our dedicated professional services team.

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Armfield Inc Industrial Food Department Out and About

Armfield’s American office had their Industrial Food Department out showing at the South-eastern IFT Hybrid Food Expo and Orlando at the IFT Local Suppliers Shows.

Titus Porter was on hand to explain the vast range of products available from Armfield related to Food Technology. As usual, the shows were very successful even during these difficult times.

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Armfield Impact of Jet Apparatus F1-16

The Armfield F1 Fluid Mechanics products provide a comprehensive range of hydraulic models each of which is designed to demonstrate a particular aspect of hydraulic theory.

The Impact of Jet Apparatus, F1-16. This consists of clear acrylic test cylinder, into which water is fed vertically through a nozzle. The water strikes a target mounted on a stem. A weight pan mounted at the top of the stem allows the force of the water to be counterbalanced by applied masses.

Experimental outcomes include:

* Principle of linear momentum
* To investigate the reaction forces produced by the change in momentum of a fluid flow
* Measurement of the forces produced by a jet impinging on solid surfaces which produce different degrees of flow deflection

Fluid mechanics has developed as an analytical discipline from the application of the classical laws of statics, dynamics and thermodynamics, to situations in which fluids can be treated as continuous media.

The particular laws involved are those of the conservation of mass, energy and momentum and, in each application, these laws may be simplified in an attempt to describe quantitatively the behavior of the fluid.

Armfield Research Flumes

Water engineering research continues to be paramount in areas such as coastal research, environmental modelling, sediment transportation and irrigation studies. For over 50 years, Armfield have been designing and supplying open channel facilities (also referred to as flumes) to hydraulic laboratories throughout the world.

Our brochure presents the standard range of channels/flumes available from Armfield for teaching and research purposes. Bespoke sizes and layouts to suit specific design criteria can be produced and the Armfield engineering team work closely with our customers to make sure the brief, deadline and installation designs are fully met.

All our flumes are supplied under the guidance of the Armfield professional service team who will oversee the transportation, installation, commissioning and training on site.

C3 Multi-Pump Test Rig

The Armfield Multi-Pump Test rig can accommodate both rotodynamic and positive displacement pumps, and is supplied with the most common example of each type as standard (ie a centrifugal pump and a gear pump).

A range of other pump types are available as accessories, (including axial, turbine, flexible impeller, diaphragm and plunger, plus a second centrifugal pump for series/parallel demonstrations). Up to four pumps can be accommodated simultaneously within the rig for use within a single laboratory period, and each can be run without disconnecting any pipework or connections. Further pumps can also be easily interchanged.

Happy Holidays from us all at Armfield

While none of us could have predicted how tough 2020 was going to be, all of us at Armfield want to say a massive thank you for sticking with us throughout the year.

Armfield would not be where it is without our amazing customers and agents, due to your continued support we are able to head into 2021 full of confidence that further success is just around the corner.

Our office will close for the holiday on the 24th of December, returning on the 4th of January.

We will continue our evolution including the opening of the Armfield academy knowledge hub and the release of the new product catalogue early in 2021

The Armfield Sediment Transport Demonstration Channel

Most natural waterways and many canals are subject to bed movements caused by the action of the water transporting the material forming the bed in the downstream direction.

The type and rate of movement of the transported material can vary from large stones moved down fast flowing mountain streams, through sand and gravel sizes, to very fine clay particles moved by slow flowing rivers being deposited in lakes and estuaries to form deltas and bottom clay deposits.

A basic understanding of the processes of sediment transport is essential to scientists, engineers and technologists who may be engaged in geology, hydrology, irrigation and other aspects of civil, marine or environmental engineering.

The Armfield S8-MkII allows a range of experiments to be performed to demonstrate the two principle methods of sediment transport in water: bed load movement & suspended sediment transport.

Additional investigations can be undertaken to demonstrate local scour at channel obstructions such as bridge piers, and the secondary flow in channel beds.

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Remote access to the essentials of Process Control

Introduce students to the fundamentals and principles of process control and provide a thorough understanding in the control of physical processes with Armfield’s Essentials Process Control range.

Level, flow, temperature and pressure as the controlled variable can all be demonstrated via four independent process units. The concepts of closed loop control, including on/off control, proportional control, proportional/integral and proportional/integral/derivative (PID) control can be explored and demonstrated.

All units are computer controlled and can be remotely operated enabling seamless teaching in a distant or remote learning environment.

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Armfield INC USA host trials on our demonstration equipment

Armfield Inc would like to welcome you at our laboratory in New Jersey, USA to host trials on our demonstration equipment, after a short closure due to Covid19.

Titus Porter is pictured here during a customer dairy trial using our flagship FT174X modular HTST/UHT processing system, also available is the FT102LT carbonator/filler.

Social distancing rules are in place for staff and customer safety, to discuss your next product innovation contact us at

Armfield welcomes Nancy Manik

Our new Area Sales Manager for Asia, joining the Educational Sales Team.

Nancy brings years of experience working within the academic and pharmaceutical industry within the global market, where she assisted researchers set up their new laboratories and provide core facility systems for a multi user environments.

Nancy is looking forward to supporting and looking after educational sales agents and customers in Asia.

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