● Allows Investigation of a Single and Two Stage Compressor (with, or without intercooling) at a Range of Delivery Pressures.
● Safe and Suitable For Student Operation.
● Instrumentation Allows Detailed Analysis of Compressor Performance.
● Optional Computerised Data Acquisition Upgrade, With 35 Channel Data Logger System.
● Two year Warranty.
The reciprocating air compressor provides a useful introduction to both heat engine theory and fundamental thermodynamic analysis. The measured parameters also give students experience of a wide range of instruments and measurement techniques.
The Hilton Two Stage Compressor Test Unit F865 allows students to investigate the performance of a two stage compressor and the energy saving benefits of intercooling. The unit will provide interesting and instructive experimental work for all students, and will be of particular interest to those studying:
● Energy Conservation
● Mechanical Engineering
● Plant and Process Engineering
● Automotive Engineering
● Fluid Mechanics
● Investigation Of Variation In Air Flow Rate, With Compressor Pressure Ratio:- With And Without Intercooling
● Investigation Of Variation In Volumetric Efficiency With Compressor Pressure Ratio:- With And Without Intercooling
● Investigation Of Variation Of Isothermal Efficiency With Compressor Pressure Ratio:- With And Without Intercooling
● Investigation Of The Compressor Performance Relative To Electrical Power, Shaft Power, And Heat Loss:- With and Without Intercooling
A bench mounted unit with belt driven two stage reciprocating air compressor that may be operated as a single stage, two stage, or two stage with and without intercooling system.
Instrumentation allows the drive power to be measured together with the motor speed.
Compressor speed is measured through the fixed pulley ratio between the drive motor and compressor.
The intake air passes through an orifice for flow measurement to a vessel that reduces intake pulsations and allows various intake conditions to be established.
Valves allow an intercooler between the low and high pressure stages to be included or removed from the circuit to demonstrate and investigate comparative performance.
Valves also allow the unit to be operated in single stage or two stage mode with and without intercooling.
The intake, intermediate and delivery pressures are indicated on dial gauges and all of the relevant system temperatures are recorded by thermocouple sensors connected to multiple selector switches and a digital temperature indicator.
The flow measurement orifice is connected to a panel mounted manometer to allow differential pressure measurement.
Air is delivered to a receiver fitted with a high pressure cut out and relief valve for operator safety.
A throttle valve allows discharge pressure to be controlled and adjusted.
Optional Data Acquisition Upgrade.
An optional computerised data acquisition upgrade FC865A is available to enable all relevant system parameters to be automatically recorded on a PC for further analysis and display. Data may also be transferred to spreadsheet format for complex analysis and calculation. This upgrade can be factory fitted prior to delivery or supplied later as a user installed upgrade.
A free standing, belt driven, two stage reciprocating air compressor that may be operated as a single stage, two stage or two stage with and without intercooling system.
An intake vessel reduces intake air pulsations and a high pressure air receiver is connected to the compressor discharge.
Intake and discharge air pressures are measured together with the air flow rate and motor drive power.
Integral thermocouples record all relevant system temperatures and are connected to a multi-way selector switch and digital temperature indicator.
An optional computerised data acquisition upgrade is available that allows all relevant system parameters to be automatically recorded on a PC.
The unit is supplied with a detailed experimental operating and maintenance manual giving example experimental results and sample calculations.
Accessories and spares for two years normal operation together with a full two year warranty are also included as standard.