Combined with the Fluid Science Service Unit, the Fluid Science Flow Measurement Tray, provide shands on experimentation designed to demonstrate flow measurement and the relationship between velocity and pressure drop.
Utilising the service unit the flow meters experiment rapidly mounts onto the multi functional work panel and is connected to the built-in water supply via quick connect couplings. Differential pressure reading is taken using a digital manometer against varying flow rates.
Thetray includes the following flow meters:
Venturi Meter : Used to demonstrate Bernoull is equation, showing how low pressure is generated in the throat of aventure tube, and how this is affected by flow. The flow recovery is also demonstrated by measuring the total pressure drop across the module. Thegeometry of the venturi orifice is in accordance with standard industrial venturi flow meters, so the use of a venturi to measure flow can also bedemonstrated.
Orifice plate The use of anorifice plate to measure flow is demonstrated by measuring the pressure dropacross a defined orifice. The geometry of the orifice is in accordance with standard industrial orifice flow meters.