FS-3.3 – Fluid Science Cross Flow

 

FS-3.3 – Fluid Science Cross Flow

The FS-3.3 Fluid Science Cross Flow Heat Exchanger tray includes experimentation to demonstrate indirect heating or cooling by transfer of heat from hot water to air (fluid to air heat transfer) in a cross flow heat exchanger

Description

The Fluid Science range is an innovative suite of products designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics and Thermo Fluids by the process of learning via hands-on experimentation.

The high precision elements are supplied as modular tray-based systems which operate in conjunction with the Fluid Science service unit, multifunctional work panel and instrumentation enabling the student to conduct their own individual or group experiments.

The experiments are supplied with a highly visual user-friendly operational guide, allowing the students to understand the theory of the subject by the application of practical experimentation.

The FS-3.3 Fluid Science Cross Flow Heat Exchanger tray includes experimentation to demonstrate indirect heating or cooling by transfer of heat from hot water to air (fluid to air heat transfer) in a cross flow heat exchanger.

The tray introduces students to concepts such as heat transfer coefficients, thermal resistances, controlling resistance and heat transfer driving forces. The heat exchanger can be used in a co-current or countercurrent configuration.

Technical Specifications

Tube data

  • Material: Copper
  • Tube height: 2.1mm OD
  • Tube width: 13.3mm OD
  • Tube length: 11cm
  • Number of tubes: 12 (6 passes)

Fin data

  • Material: Copper
  • Fin spacing: 1.6mm
  • Fin thickness: 0.11mm
  • Fin length: 3.72mm

Thermocouples: 4xK-Type

  • Water in
  • Water out
  • Air in
  • Air out

Features & Benefits

FEATURES

  • Fully mobile solution
  • Each service unit can be used as either a hot or cold-water supply
  • Quick connect couplings for easy connection to experiment modules, self-sealing on supply unit to minimise water loss
  • Digital manometer and thermometer provided with service unit
  • Low voltage within the supply unit to protect users

 BENEFITS

  • Applied student learning via experimentation
  • Common service unit can be used for either hot or cold-water supply
  • Toolless assembly
  • Designed to be highly visual and simple to use
  • Quick setup
  • Suitable for both classroom, laboratory and mobile environments

Downloads

  • To demonstrate indirect heating or cooling by transfer of heat from hot water to air
  • To perform an energy balance across the cross flow heat exchanger
  • To calculate the overall heat transfer coefficient for a cross flow heat exchanger
  • To investigate the effect of changes in the water flow rate on the temperature efficiencies and overall heat transfer coefficients

Electrical supply:

  • 100-240V/1 Phase, 50-60Hz

Level surface

FS experiment trays

Initial fill of 5ltrs water.
Drain to empty water away once experiment is complete.
During use, water supply or drainage are not required.

PACKED AND CRATED SHIPPING SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight: 2.15kg

Gross Weight: TBC

DIMENSIONS TRAY

Length: 0.430m

Width: 0.312m

Height: 0.080m

DIMENSIONS SET UP

Length: 3.00m

Width: 0.170m

Height: 0.140m

  • FS-SU
  • FS-3.3

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