8.7.- FLUID MACHINES

A special app,lication area in fluid mechanics is the one responsible for the study of fluid machines. Fluid machines are devices that convert the energy of the fluid that passes through them or transfer energy to the fluid. That fluid can be gas, steam or liquid. Based on this definition, fluid machines can be classified as follows:

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    • Power generating machines.
        • Turbines: torque and power are provided in the shaft as a result of the variation of the amount of motion of the fluid that passes through them.
        • Wind turbines: the kinetic energy of the wind is transformed into mechanical energy.
    • Power consuming machine.
        • Pumps: mechanical energy is supplied to the fluid in the form of work to replace the pressure drop suffered by fluids due to friction in the pipes.
        • Fans: large quantities of gas are moved as a result of the pressure increase generated. There are two basic types of fans: the blower or centrifugal fan and the axial flow fan.
        • Compressors: a lower amount of flow is moved if compared to the fans, but the pressure increase is much higher.

Machines have been designed since ancient times with the purpose of using the energy provided by nature. For example, the conversion of mechanical energy into hydraulic energy by machines is of great interest to most engineers and technicians. Some classical hydraulic machines are the Roman water wheel or the hydraulic press. At present, we are surrounded by fluid machines in our everyday lives. Some examples are the aircraft engines, the circuit pumps in swimming pools or cars, the windmills, the cooling fans in computers or the fans used at home.

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COMPUTER CONTROLLED SERIES/PARALLEL PUMPS BENCH - PBSPC
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBSPC

Computer Controlled Series/Parallel Pumps Bench

The Computer Controlled Series/Parallel Pumps Bench, "PBSPC", is designed to demonstrate the operational advantages of parallel or series operation, depending on the required duty.This unit consists of two centrifugal pumps, a feed water tank,...
SERIES/PARALLEL PUMPS BENCH - PBSPB
  • PBSPB
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBSPB

Series/Parallel Pumps Bench

The Series/Parallel Pumps Bench, "PBSPB", is designed to demonstrate the operational advantages of parallel or series operation, depending on the required duty.This unit consists of two centrifugal pumps, a feed water tank, circulation pipes,...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED CENTRIFUGAL PUMP BENCH - PBCC
  • PBCC
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBCC

Computer Controlled Centrifugal Pump Bench

The Computer Controlled Centrifugal Pump Bench, “PBCC”, is a bench-top unit consists of a centrifugal pump computer controlled, a feed water tank, circulation pipes, regulation valves, as well as the enough control elements for the pump...
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP BENCH - PBCB
  • PBCB
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBCB

Centrifugal Pump Bench

The Centrifugal Pump Bench, “PBCB”, is a bench-top unit consists of a centrifugal pump, a feed water tank, circulation pipes, regulation valves, as well as the enough control elements for the pump experiments: two manometer and a flow sensor. A...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED GEAR PUMP BENCH - PBEC
  • PBEC
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBEC

Computer Controlled Gear Pump Bench

The Computer Controlled Gear Pump Bench, “PBEC”, is a bench-top unit consists of a gear pump computer controlled, a feed water tank, circulation pipes, regulation valves, as well as the enough control elements for the pump experiments: two...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED AXIAL PUMP BENCH - PBAC
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBAC

Computer Controlled Axial Pump Bench

The Computer Controlled Axial Pump Bench, “PBAC”, is designed to study this type of pumps. It is a bench-top unit that consists of a computer controlled axial pump, a water tank and circulation pipes with a flow regulation valve. Besides, it...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED PISTON PUMP BENCH - PBRC
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8.7.1.- PUMPS
PBRC

Computer Controlled Piston Pump Bench

The Computer Controlled Piston Pump Bench, “PBRC”, is a bench-top unit that consists of a piston pump, a feed tank, flow meter tank calibrated for taking flow measurements, circulation pipes, manual valves and a solenoid valve, computer...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED AXIAL FLOW TURBOMACHINES UNIT - HMFAC
  • HMFAC
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8.7.3.- TURBINES
HMFAC

Computer Controlled Axial Flow Turbomachines Unit

The Computer Controlled Axial Flow Turbomachines Unit, "HMFAC", allows the study of single-stage axial turbomachines, with interchangeable vanes for the study of both a pump and a turbine.The main part of the unit is the axial turbomachine...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED CENTRIFUGAL FAN TEACHING UNIT - HVCC
  • HVCC
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8.7.2.- FANS
HVCC

Computer Controlled Centrifugal Fan Teaching Unit

The Computer Controlled Centrifugal Fan Teaching Unit, "HVCC", allows the students tostudy the operation characteristics of a centrifugal fan. For that purpose, the unit carries outthe measurements of flow, speed, temperature, pressure and...
CENTRIFUGAL FAN TEACHING UNIT - HVCB
  • HVCB
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8.7.2.- FANS
HVCB

Centrifugal Fan Teaching Unit

The Centrifugal Fan Teaching Unit, "HVCB", allows the students to study the operation characteristics of a centrifugal fan. For that purpose, the unit carries out the measurements of flow, speed, temperature and humidity. Multiple tests related to...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED AXIAL FAN TEACHING UNIT - HVAC
  • HVAC
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8.7.2.- FANS
HVAC

Computer Controlled Axial Fan Teaching Unit

The Computer Controlled Axial Fan Teaching Unit, "HVAC", allows the observation, thestudy and the working process analysis of an axial-flow fan.The main element of this unit is a computer controlled speed centrifugal fan, which ismeasured through...
AXIAL FAN TEACHING UNIT - HVAB
  • HVAB
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8.7.2.- FANS
HVAB

Axial Fan Teaching Unit

The Axial Fan Teaching Unit, "HVAB", allows the observation, the study and the working process analysis of an axial-flow fan.The main element of this unit is a variable speed centrifugal fan, which is measured through a speed sensor, and a...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED PELTON TURBINE - TPC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
TPC

Computer Controlled Pelton Turbine

The Computer Controlled Pelton Turbine, "TPC", consists of a small scale Pelton turbine with a valve to regulate the flow.The turbine includes a PELTON runner with 16 buckets, which can be clearly seen through the turbine’s transparent...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED FRANCIS TURBINE - TFC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
TFC

Computer Controlled Francis Turbine

The Computer Controlled Francis Turbine, "TFC", developed by EDIBON has a Francis turbine in miniature which has a distributor with adjustable guide vanes allowing to control the water incidence angle in the turbine. To regulate the distributor,...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED KAPLAN TURBINE - TKC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
TKC

Computer Controlled Kaplan Turbine

The Computer Controlled Kaplan Turbine “TKC” designed by EDIBON is a small scale Kaplan turbine with a ring with adjustable wicket gates, which enable to control the water flow in the turbine.There is a computer controlled pump to rise the fluid....
COMPUTER CONTROLLED RADIAL FLOW TURBINE - TFRC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
TFRC

Computer Controlled Radial Flow Turbine

This unit consists of a Radial Turbine, with two nozzles at 90º degrees with respect to the perpendicular direction of the rotating axis.There is a pressure sensor placed at the water inlet of the turbine to measure the admission pressure. A band...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED AXIAL FLOW TURBINE - TFAC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
TFAC

Computer Controlled Axial Flow Turbine

The Computer Controlled Axial Flow Turbine,"TFAC", developed by EDIBON, consists of a simple one stage turbine with axial flow inlet. It has eight nozzles which work as water distributors towards the rotor. Four of those nozzles have an incidence...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTAL REACTION TURBINE - HTRC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
HTRC

Computer Controlled Experimental Reaction Turbine

The characteristic behaviour of a reaction turbine at small scale can be studied with the Computer Controlled Experimental Reaction Turbine, "HTRC".This unit includes suitable instrumentation to measure the main parameters:There is a pressure...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTAL IMPULSE TURBINE - HTIC
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
HTIC

Computer Controlled Experimental Impulse Turbine

The Computer Controlled Experimental Impulse Turbine, "HTIC", allows to study the characteristics and the behavior of an impulse turbine.This unit includes all the necessary instrumentation and sensors for controlling and measuring the most...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED WIND ENERGY UNIT - EEEC
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5.3.3.- WIND ENERGY
EEEC

Computer Controlled Wind Energy Unit

The Computer Controlled Wind Energy Unit, “EEEC”, contains an aerogenerator, in laboratory-scale, and is used to study the conversion of kinetic wind energy into electrical energy and to study the influence of some factors on this generation.The...
WIND ENERGY UNIT - EEE
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5.3.3.- WIND ENERGY
EEE

Wind Energy Unit

The Wind Energy Unit, “EEE”, contains an aerogenerator, in laboratory-scale, and is used to study the conversion of kinetic wind energy into electrical energy and to study the influence of some factors on this generation.The unit consists of a...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED WIND ENERGY BASIC UNIT - MINI-EEEC
  • MINI-EEEC
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5.3.3.- WIND ENERGY
MINI-EEEC

Computer Controlled Wind Energy Basic Unit

The Computer Controlled Wind Energy Basic Unit, "MINI-EEEC", is a small-scale unit designed to study wind energy and the influence of some factors on its generation.This unit consists of a transparent tunnel, a wind turbine with rotor to place up...
WIND ENERGY BASIC UNIT - MINI-EEE
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5.3.3.- WIND ENERGY
MINI-EEE

Wind Energy Basic Unit

The Wind Energy Basic Unit, "MINI-EEE", is a small-scale unit designed to study wind energy and the influence of some factors on its generation.This unit consists of a transparent tunnel, a wind turbine with rotor to place up to six blades and a...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR UNIT - HCRC
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8.7.5.- COMPRESSORS
HCRC

Computer Controlled Reciprocating Compressor Unit

The Computer Controlled Reciprocating Compressor Unit, "HCRC", allows students to study and test a fluid power machine and to discover how the compressor flow rate relates to the pressure delivered by the compressor. The unit provides a detailed...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED TWO-STAGE COMPRESSOR TEST UNIT - HCDEC
  • HCDEC
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8.7.5.- COMPRESSORS
HCDEC

Computer Controlled Two-Stage Compressor Test Unit

The Computer Controlled Two-Stage Compressor Test Unit, “HCDEC”, works with compressed air and presents as a principal device a compression bench with two pistons, low and high pressure.This unit presents four circuits or work dispositions which...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED FLOW OF COMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS UNIT - HFCC
  • HFCC
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8.7.5.- COMPRESSORS
HFCC

Computer Controlled Flow of Compressible Fluids Unit

The Computer Controlled Flow of Compressible Fluids Unit, “HFCC”, allows to study the variation of pressure and density, the speeds of the fluid, the different fluctuations that the fluid presents when fluids across different sections in a pipe,...