Despite the contributions made by nuclear, hydro-electric, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, the majority of energy is still derived from combustion of hydrocarbon fuels.

These fuels are finite and it is vital that they are used efficiently to conserve resources and reduce pollution. A good knowledge of the factors which affect the efficient combustion of fuels is therefore essential for everyone involved in the study of energy use.

C100 Internal Combustion Engine Test Stand

A robust floor mounted engine test  stand with modular instrumentation and control system.

A regenerative dynamometer includes both torque and speed control together with direct reading dynamometer digital display.

C492 Combustion Laboratory Unit

Enables studies into many aspects of combustion and burner operation using the optional burners or any suitable commercially available oil or gas burner up to 150 kW.

The four large observation windows fitted in the frame mounted, water cooled, combustion chamber provide an excellent flame demonstration facility. The full instrumentation and safety features allow supervised student operation over a wide range of air/fuel ratios and different fuels.

An optional Flue Gas Analyser and Flue Installation Package mean that a complete combustion test facility can be installed in almost any laboratory.

C552 Flame Propagation and Stability Unit

Designed for studying the flame control techniques used in all gas combustion systems. This bench top unit allows supervised student operation and analysis over a very wide range of air/fuel ratios and gaseous fuel types. The observations and experiments that can be conducted include flame stability, the plotting of stability diagrams, measurement of the air/fuel ratio, flame speed, arresting and quenching techniques as well as methods of expanding stability limits.

The unit is designed so that additional student project work may be easily undertaken.

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