E16-FM03 - Flow of Fluids Study System

Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)
36in x 122in x 79in (914 x 3098 x 2006 mm)
330 lbs (150 kg) empty

Shipping Dimensions
(L x W x H)
41in x 128in x 86in (1041 x 3251 x 2184 mm)
480 lbs. (217 kg)

A large-scale, modular, hydraulic network allowing for a broad range of experimental activities relating to the flow of incompressible (isochoric) fluids through piping systems, and other related fluid mechanics topics. The device can be useful in both the educational and research settings.

This self-contained system facilitates study of pressure drop due to flow restrictions through valves, strainers and fittings as well as within pipe of varying diameters, different surface roughnesses and lengths. The system also facilitates the study of flow rate measurement methods such as orifice assembly, venturi meter, variable-area flow meter, and by means of calibrated tank, vs. time.
Aluminum modular frame with eight adjusting feet.
(24 Gallon) polyethylene tank, with lid, drain valve, internal baffle/dampener, and scale for volumetric measurement.
Transparent PVC piping network with 8 primary horizontal paths.
Stainless steel centrifugal pump, flow rate 10m3/n (44GPM) with manual electrical control.
System vents and drains.
One dial-type thermometer,0-60ºc.
Feed manifold with diaphragm-type throttling valve, directional valve, and 2 variable-area flow meters, of two ranges.
Facilitates pressure drop demonstration with respect to valves of several geometries, abrupt diameter change, as well as multiple surface roughnesses, and pipe lengths (Pipe diameters include 3/4", 1", and 2").
Flow measurement via variable-area (float-type) flowmeter (rotameter), acrylic venturi meter, acrylic orifice assembly, and calibrated tank vs. time.
Study of pressure drop across, diaphragm, needle, pressure reducing, and globe valves.
Double-seal, quick-connect fittings throughout facilitating pressure drop measurement using 1/4" tubing and on-board instruments.
Ball-type valves allowing for network segment selection and isolation.
Pressure drop measurement via industrial-quality DP pressure transmitter with digital read-out (0-1 bar), DP gauge or two on-board U-tube manometers.
Dye tracer injection system (2 locations), allowing for study of laminar, turbulent, and transitional flow, as well as determination of resulting Reynolds number (includes isolating valves storage funnel, and embedded SS injection needle).
Crating for international shipment.
#FM03-900 - One day, on-site, "train the trainer" program including commissioning and one-on-one training.
•  Manual vacuum pump.
   –  Connecting nylon tubing and fittings.
•  PFD, and P& ID diagrams.
•  Electrical schematic.
•  Process components list, with reference manuals.
•  Operating outline, user manual and experiment outli
Water source, 200-240VAC, single/three phase, 50/60 Hz, 2kw.
Exercise Outlines For:

•  The study of pressure drops across piping components, including valves, elbows, abrupt diameter changes, over varying lengths, and through pipes of different internal surface roughnesses.

•  The comparison of different flow rate measurement techniques including , variable-area flow meter, venturi, membrane, and via calibrated tank vs. time.

•  The comparison of experimental vs. theoretical valves with respect to: theoretical pressure drop calculations, and theoretical flow rate calculations for venturi tubes and membranes.

•  Observe flow regimes and resulting Reynolds’ numbers.


The creation of controlled chemical reactions incorporating elevated temperatures and pressure has inherent risks. DAC and Pignat assume no responsibility for injury resulting from the use or misuse of this educational product.
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