A thorough understanding of the basic modes of Heat Transfer is a fundamental requirement for most courses in Science and Engineering. The P.A.Hilton Ltd Heat Transfer range is designed to teach all the fundamental principles of Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics as well as units for more advanced studies.
Many of the ranges have a common instrumentation and service unit with a series of optional add-on modules available, designed for specific applications. This modular approach gives maximum flexibility to educational establishments to align their laboratory equipment to curriculum requirements and budgets.
Data Acquisition Upgrades are available for the vast majority of units within the Heat Transfer range, allowing the key experimental parameters to be captured using the Universal Data Acquisition software.
A small scale bench top accessory designed to allow experimental investigation of unsteady state heat transfer by conduction and convection. Instrumented solid shapes of different materials are plunged into a controlled temperature water bath and the temperature change at the geometric centre of the shapes are recorded at regular intervals.
A compact unit designed for the direct measurement of the thermal conductivity of a wide range of liquid and gases. This is an aspect of heat transfer studies that is often overlooked but of crucial importance in the prediction of heat exchanger performance.
A small scale bench top accessory designed to allow experimental investigation of the first law of thermodynamics using the perfect gas law and the expansion of air. The unit consists of two vessels connected by a large bore pipe and valve together with an integral air pump.
A scale bench top accessory designed to allow experimental investigation of the pressure and temperature relationship of saturated steam in equilibrium with pure water. The unit allows investigation of the saturation pressure-temperature relationship of water between ambient temperature and up to 10 bar absolute pressure (179.9 °C Saturation temperature).
A bench top accessory designed to allow students to easily investigate the relative thermal conductivities of typical building materials. The H112N uses a PID controlled flat plate electrical heater and a water cooled flat plate with an integral and highly sensitive heat flowmeter.