permanent arrangement of PVC pipes and fittings is mounted on a
freestanding support frame that is designed to stand alongside
Hydraulics Bench in use.
Isolating valves allow a wide range of
different series, parallel and mixed pipe configurations to be created
without draining the system. Flow into the network and flow out from the
network at each outlet can be individually varied to change the
characteristics of the system.
All clear acrylic test pipes are
installed using threaded unions with 'O' ring seals that allow the pipes
with different diameters to be repositioned without the use of tools.
quick release fittings at strategic points in the network allow rapid
connection of the digital hand-held pressure meter, allowing appropriate
differential pressures to be measured. Flow leaving any of the outlets
in the network is measured using the volumetric facility incorporated on
the Hydraulics Bench.
Specifically designed to allow the setting up of a wide range of different pipe arrays (networks)
Pipe network mounted on freestanding support frame for use alongside Hydraulics Bench
Clear acrylic test pipes are all 0.7 m long with inside diameters of 1x 6mm, 2x 9mm, 1x 10mm, 1x 14mm
pressure measurements obtained using a hand-held electronic pressure
meter with self-sealing quick-release connections to the pipe network
Flows into and out from the appropriate network can be varied individually