FS-4.1 Fluid Science Manometer Fluidised Bed

 

FS-4.1 Fluid Science Manometer Fluidised Bed

The FS-4.1 Fluidised Bed tray introduces students to the concepts of bed fluidisation commonly encountered both in nature and in industry. Natural occurrences include the movement of ground water, the movement of crude petroleum or the movement of natural gas through porous media.

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-4.1 Fluidised Bed tray introduces students to the concepts of bed fluidisation commonly encountered both in nature and in industry. Natural occurrences include the movement of ground water, the movement of crude petroleum or the movement of natural gas through porous media. Industrial occurrences include operations such as back-washing filters, ion-exchange processes, extraction of soluble components from raw materials and certain types of chemical reactor.

The experiment contains small-diameter glass beads in a clear glass cylinder. The drop in pressure between the inlet and outlet of the cylinder is measured as the water flows through the bed. Whilst visually allowing the students to observe the particle behaviour as the flow rate increases they can monitor the difference in pressure on flow rate to the point of fluidisation and beyond.

Technical Specifications

  • Tube height: 204mm
  • Tube inside diameter: 30mm
  • Average bead diameter:1.0mm
  • Bed void fraction: 0.40

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

  • Describe packed and fluidised bed behaviour
  • Describe the contributions to pressure drop in particle beds
  • Describe how to model the pressure drop behaviour
  • Calculate pressure drops in particle beds
  • Understand the pressure drop and bed height in a fluidised bed
  • Describe the forces that fluidise particles
  • Kozeny-Carman equation

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: 2.25kg

Gross Weight: TBC

DIMENSIONS TRAY

Length: 0.43m

Width: 0.312m

Height: 0.080m

DIMENSIONS SET UP

Length: 3.25m

Width: 0.057m

Height: 0.185m

  • FS-SU
  • FS-4.1

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