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Equipment for Engineering Education

Instruction Manual
HM150 Hydraulics Bench

G.U.N.T. Gertebau GmbH


P.O. Box 1125 D-22881 Barsbttel Germany Phone (040) 670854-0 Fax (040) 670854-42

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

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Instruction Manual

Publication No. 917.00000A15012

06/04

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

Table of Contents
1 Technical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 Notes on handling and safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 Commissioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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4 Determine volumetric flow rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 List of experiments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 Contents of Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

Technical Description The basic Hydraulics Bench and the various ancillary modules available form a comprehensive laboratory facility which enables a detailed Mechanics of Fluids Laboratory. The hydraulics bench unit provides the basic services for the pumping and volumetric measurement of the water supply with which all the additonal accessories and experiments are used. The working surface of the unit is in fibreglass, moulded to provide a recessed area on which to mount experiments. An integral weir tank is provided along with a volumetric measuring tank. The measuring tank is stepped to enable for accurate measuring of both high and low flow rates. A level indicator allows convenient read out of the flow. The measuring tank discharges into a fibreglass sump tank via a valve. Overflow pipe is provided. An electric motor drives a submersible motor driven pump which delivers water to the outlet at the working surface for connection to the individual experiments. Materials used in the bench construction and its modules have been carefully selected in order to minimise corrosion problems. The entire unit is self-contained and mobile. For low volumetric measurment use the 2ltr. measuring cup.

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1 Technical Description

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

Details

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1 Volumetric measuring tank with channel 2 Remote sight gauge 3 Sliding valve 4 Sump tank 5 Drain cock 6 Submersible motor driven pump 7 Water supply for accessories with pump 8 Flow control valve 9 Overflow pipe 10 Switch box 11 Discharge cap 12 Water supply connection for accessories without pump

1 Technical Description

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

Notes on handling and safety The unit leaves the factory in perfect condition from a safety point of view. To maintain this state and ensure safe operation, the following points should be observed: DANGER: Electric shock Pull the power cord before working on the electric circuits. Any modifications and repairs to the electrical equipment must only be carried out by qualified staff. In the event of obvious defects (e.g. split insulation on the electric wires), operation of the system is potentially fatal. In such cases, shut down the system immediately. Never allow the electrical components to come into contact with water. CAUTION: Only operate the system in dry, sealed rooms containing no combustible or caustic gases, vapours or dusts. When filled with water, lines and tanks should be protected against frost. Never operate the submergible pump with the tank empty. Drain water of sump tank during downtime.

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Before commissioning the system, the participants in the experiment should be instructed in correct handling of the equipment.

2 Notes on handling and safety

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

Commissioning Set up training stand on a even surface. Fill sump tank with tap water until the water level is 10 cm below edge of sump tank. Connect electric power supply Screw the discharge cap or a hose at the end of the discharge pipe Switch on main power switch Switch on pump Open flow adjustment valve careful

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Determine volumetric flow rate To do so, use stopwatch to establish time t required for raising the level in the volumetric tank of the HM150 from 20 to 30 litres. Close the outlet valve Read the actual volume at the remote sight gauge

The volume flow-rate is calculated as . V V = t

kg The density of water is considerd as = 998 3 m


The gravity acceleration g = 9.81 2 s

3 Commissioning

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

List of experiments The experimental topics covered include, together with the individual experimental set-ups. HM150.01 Investigation of pipe friction, with laminar and turbulent flow HM150.03 Flow over a notch, Accessories HM150.04 Centrifugal Pump Charactericstics HM150.05 Hydrostatic Pressure Apparatus HM150.06 Metacentric Height Apparatus HM150.07 Bernoullis Theorem Demonstration Apparatus HM150.08 Impact of Jet Apparatus HM150.09 Orifice and Jet Apparatus HM150.10 Flow visualization Apparatus HM150.11 Fluid friction Apparatus HM150.12 Orifice Discharge Apparatus HM150.13 Flow Meter Demonstration Apparatus HM150.14 Free and Forced Vortex Apparatus HM150.15 Hydraulic Ram HM150.16 Series/Parallel Pump Test HM150.18 Osborne Reynolds Demonstration Apparartus HM150.19 Demonstration Pelton Turbine HM150.20 Demonstration Francis Turbine

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These equipment are optionally available.

5 List of experiments

HM150

Hydraulics Bench

Technical Data Overall dimension (L x W x H) 1220 x760x1200 Weight: 125 Pump Head: Flow: H = 11 Q = 230 m ltr/min

mm kg

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Electrical supply 230V / 50Hz ; 0,55 kW Alternatives optional, see type plate Sump tank Volumetric tanks High flow: Low flow: Beaker: Stop watch: 7 Contents of Supply Basic unit hydraulics bench with the following components: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 integral fibreglass surface with volumetric tank sump tank pipe system with valves, PVC level gauge submersible motor driven pump electrical control unit beaker stop watch Instruction manual 170 ltr

40 10 2 1/100

ltr ltr ltr s

Technical Data List of experiments