FS-3.4 – Fluid Science Plate Heat Exchanger

 

FS-3.4 – Fluid Science Plate Heat Exchanger

The FS-3.4 Fluid Science Plate Heat Exchanger tray includes experimentation to demonstrate indirect heating or cooling by transfer of heat from one fluid stream to another when separated by a solid wall (fluid to fluid heat transfer) in a plate 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-3.4 Fluid Science Plate Heat Exchanger tray includes experimentation to demonstrate indirect heating or cooling by transfer of heat from one fluid stream to another when separated by a solid wall (fluid to fluid heat transfer) in a plate 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

  • Number of Plates: 10
  • Effective exchange surface 0.012 qm per plate = ca. 0.12qm
  • Plate material / connecting piece material: stainless steel AISI 304
  • Thermocouples 4 x K-Type
    – Cold water in
    – Cold water out
    – Hot water in
    – Hot water 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 one fluid stream to another when separated by a solid wall (fluid to fluid heat transfer)
  • To perform an energy balance across a plate heat exchanger
  • To calculate the overall efficiency at different fluid flow rates
  • To demonstrate the differences between co-current flow (flows in same direction) and countercurrent flow (flows in the opposite direction) and the effect on the heat transferred and temperature efficiencies
  • To determine the overall heat transfer coefficient for a plate heat exchanger

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: 2.60m

Width: 0.76m

Height: 0.100m

  • FS-SU
  • FS-3.2

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