FM6X – Turbine Service Unit

 

FM6X – Turbine Service Unit

The FM6X Turbine Service unit provides a pressurised high flow water supply, which is required to operate the FM60, FM61 and FM62 turbine demonstration modules.

Description

The FM6X Turbine Service unit provides a pressurised high flow water supply, which is required to operate the FM60, FM61 and FM62 turbine demonstration modules.

The turbine under test is connected to the dynamometer by a toothed drive belt.

Load is applied to the turbine using a magnetic brake controlled directly from the computer.

The outer casing of the brake is restrained from rotating by a lever arm, which is connected to a load cell. This enables the braking force and the torque produced to be directly measured.

The dynamometer unit also incorporates an optical sensor, which measures the rotational speed of the turbine.

Technical Specifications

Standard centrifugal pump

– max. head: 30M
– max. flow rate: 20 l/min
– power output: 260W
– speed range: 2850rpm

Storage tank: 28 Litres

Measuring ranges

– Pressure: 0-400kpa
– flow rate: 0-60l/min
– torque: 0-3 Nm
– speed: 0-120,000rpm

Features & Benefits

Downloads

  • Determining the characteristics of the selected turbine, including the relationships of volume flow rate, head, torque produced, power output and efficiency to rotational speed (FM60/FM61/FM62)
  • Comparison of nozzle and throttling control of an Impulse Turbine (FM60)
  • Comparison of throttle control and spear valve control of the speed of a Pelton Turbine (FM62)
  • Determination of characteristic performance curves for a peripheral pump, including constant speed head/flow and efficiency curves (FM64)

The ArmSOFT software enables the operator to control the fan speed 0 to 100%. Feedback from the sensors is then displayed in real time for the end user with simultaneous data logging.

The data trend is also displayed graphically in real time and can be exported to another platform such as Excel for further analysis.

  • Armfield IFD7
  • FM60
  • FM61
  • FM62
  • FM64

  • Turbine FM60 / FM61 / FM62
  • Armfield IFD7
  • Software requires a computer running Windows XP or above with a USB port (computer not supplied by Armfield)

Volume: 1.10m³

Gross weight: 100kg

Length: 0.80m

Width: 0.73m

Height: 0.51m

  • FM6X
  • FM60
  • FM61
  • FM62
  • FM64
  • IFD7-A: 220-240V / 1Ph / 50Hz
  • IFD7-G: 220-240V / 1Ph / 60Hz
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