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In this issue:
• The complete Fluid Mechanics laboratory
• Introducing research flumes from Armfield
• Article - What is Social Networking?
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-The complete Fluid Mechanics laboratory
An improved range of
equipment has been introduced to F1-10 Hydraulics Bench to fulfil a
complete fluid mechanics laboratory, incorporating fluid statics, fluid
dynamics, open channel flow and rotodynamic machines.
To complete the product range, we have launched a number of
teaching products to demonstrate the many different aspects of
Armfield has separated the F9092
Fluid Properties & Hydrostatics Bench into individual
components, to enable
you to only purchase the equipment you need. These products consist of F1-11 Dead Weight Pressure Gauge Calibrator, F1-12 Hydrostatic Pressure, and F1-14 Basic Metacentric Height; together with
three additional products, F1-29 Fluid Statics & Manometry, F1-30 Properties of Fluids and F1-31 Pascal’s Apparatus.
You can buy any combination of product, and add to your laboratory as
and when you need them. In addition, these products have been enhanced
to ensure you can run the same experiments, but even better than before.
The C7-MkII Pipe Surge and Water Hammer Apparatus
and C11-MkII Pipe Networks Accessory
have been re-engineered as accessories rather than stand-alone products
to make it easy for you to tailor your laboratory without committing to
a major purchase of a bench for each experiment. By utilising these
accessories on a bench, you can easily integrate the products into your
labs cost effectively.
C11-MkII has been further enhanced with the pipe networks and fittings
in a permanent arrangement, with isolating valves to choose the various
configurations. You can now see the flow through clear acrylic test
pipes; and a hand held pressure meter replaces a manometer to measure
head losses in the pipe networks.
We have also introduced our new S16
Hydraulic Flow Demonstrator
bench accessory which has been developed to overcome difficulties in
understanding the fundamental hydraulics concept of energy and momentum
and enables practical demonstrations of the effects of changes in
upstream water level, downstream water level etc.
Due to popular customer demand, we have launched the F1-32 Francis Turbine.
Using the F1-10 Hydraulics Bench, you can demonstrate power, efficiency
and torque of a Francis Turbine at various speeds, and the product is
designed to perfectly complement the F1-25 Demonstration Pelton Turbine.
To find out more, please visit www.discoverarmfield.co.uk/data/f1/
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research flumes from Armfield
As the world’s major commercial designer and
manufacturer of flumes for laboratory research, Armfield has lead
the way with innovative designs ranging from the self-supporting bed in
the highly acclaimed S6-MKII range of tilting flumes to the flat pack
design for fixed bed flumes.
methods have allowed great versatility with the
options to expand, change or move the flumes with relative ease and at
low cost. Ergonomically, Armfield flumes offer ease of use and
minimum space allocation, while the choice of materials for the wetted
parts keep maintenance time and costs to a minimum.
Accuracy of the working section in terms of deflection
under load is a paramount consideration, as is maximizing the working
length under flow conditions. Armfield has the experience and expertise
to ensure both of these critical elements are taken care of by
guaranteeing deflection figures in the first instance and unique entry
and exit designs in the latter.
Recent innovations include computer control and real time data logging
packages to give both highly controlled repeatability and quick and
easy data gathering. S6-MkII-50 Software Control & Data
Acquisition Package includes an inverter for electronic speed control
for the flow channel pump. The package can also control the powered
jacking system for setting slope bed. S6-MkII-90 Data Logging and
Instrumentation System is included with S6-MkII-50 Package; and can be
utilised to record slope of bed, pressure distribution, single low
range differential pressure, water temperature.
Armfield recently announced an extended range of standard research
both tilting and fixed bed, with cross section options to the working
section of 600mm x 600mm and 1000mm x 1000mm. In both cases, they are
available in lengths ranging from 7.5m to 15m in increments of 2.5m
working length and are available in a variety of operating modes. These
flumes (S20/S21/S22/S23) are computer controlled as standard.
and other products from the Armfield range of open channels for both
teaching and research, are featured in a new full colour brochure which
lists not only the various equipment but also optional accessories
including wave makers and instrumentation. There are also useful hints
and advice to those preparing to invest in such a major facility,
making this brochure a comprehensive guide to hydraulics and
To learn more, and watch
our YouTube video, please visit our website.
Alternatively, feel free to contact us to
request your copy of the brochure.
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You will most likely have seen and heard about social
media websites and portals in recent months, and you may be thinking “What’s all this social networking lark
media marketing has had a phenomenal rise in popularity in the
last two years, and people are increasingly using blogs and social
networking sites to look for product and company recommendations.
This edition of Open Channel Lite
features an article about the practical purposes of social networking,
the ways in which Armfield is joining the conversation.
here (PDF 1.2Mb) to
read the social media article
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contribute to the Open Channel Lite,
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory � Research
That's it for this issue - thanks for reading!
this edition of Open Channel Lite:
— What's New
• F1 Complete Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
• Research Flumes and Channels
— Featured Article
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