Pipe Networks Trainer
(FM - 023)

1 Panel with piping elements 2 Valve 3 Supply tank with submersible pump 4 Twin tube manometers 5 Gate valve for emptying the measuring tank 6 Twin tube manometers 7 Pipe sections 8 Measuring tank 9 Differential pressure manometer 10 Switch box 11 Piping elements.

  • Recording the calibration curve for different sizes of pipes: pressure loss over flow rate.
  • Connecting pipe sections in parallel and study of its characteristics.
  • Connecting pipe sections in series and study of its characteristics.
  • Connecting pipes in combined series and parallel and study of its characteristics.
  • Investigation of a closed circular pipeline.
  • Measurement of differential pressure.
  • Study of pressure losses at various piping elements.
  • Application of doubling pipes on existing networks to increase flow rate.
  • Characteristics of flow around a ring main and the effect of changes in supplies and off-take.
  • Pipe network, max. flow rate: 4.8 m^3/h
  • Pipe sections
    • 1x Ø 25x1,9mm
    • 2x Ø 20x1,6mm
    • 2x Ø 16x1,10mm
  • Tank for water: 180L
  • Differential pressure measuring ranges: 0- 1bar & 0- 100mbar
  • Pipe Networks Trainer (FM - 023)
  • Hard copy user manual

The pipe networks trainer tends to demonstrate the flow properties of fluid in different pipe structures and elements. The unit illustrate the effect of pipe diameter change on the pressure and flow through a specific network.

                                     
  • The trainer is used to illustrate the construction of different pipe networks, such as parallel and series connections of pipes, their branching and merging, and the study of individual pipes.
  • The trainer includes five pre-installed pipe sections on the top which are connected to pipe networks using the piping elements, and a panel with piping elements.
  • All components such as Tank, pipes, piping elements and valves and fittings are made entirely of plastic.
  • The individual pipe sections are shut off by ball valves.
  • The trainer provides the recording and analysis of the pressure losses in various pipes and piping elements during the various experiments.
  • The trainer includes two manometers that are used for different measuring ranges to measure the differential pressure.
  • The trainer has its own water supply and the flow rate is measured volumetrically.
  • The closed water circuit includes a supply tank with submersible pump.