F860 Single Stage Compressor Test Unit

F860 Single Stage Compressor Test Unit

The reciprocating air compressor provides a useful introduction to both heat engine theory and fundamental thermodynamic analysis. The measured parameters also give students experience of a wide range of instruments and measurement techniques.

The F860 is a bench mounted, belt driven, single stage reciprocating air compressor with a motor dynamometer allowing measurement of the motor shaft power.

An intake vessel reduces intake air pulsations and a high pressure air receiver is connected to the compressor discharge. Intake and discharge air pressures are measured together with the air flow rate, motor drive speed and torque.

F860 Single Stage Compressor Test Unit

A bench mounted, belt driven, single stage reciprocating air compressor with a motor dynamometer allowing measurement of the motor shaft power.

An intake vessel reduces intake air pulsations and a high pressure air receiver is connected to the compressor discharge.

Intake and discharge air pressures are measured together with the air flow rate, motor drive speed and torque.

Integral duplex thermocouples record all relevant system temperatures and are connected to a multi-way selector switch and digital temperature indicator.

An optional computerised data acquisition upgrade is available that allows all relevant system parameters to be automatically recorded on a PC.

The unit is supplied with a detailed experimental operating and maintenance manual giving example experimental results and sample calculations.

Accessories and spares for two years normal operation together with a full two year warranty are also included as standard.

  • Measurement of intake and delivery pressure
  • Measurement of air flow rate.
  • Measurement of all relevant system temperatures
  • Determination of the volumetric and isothermal efficiency.
  • Measurement of drive power and electric motor shaft power.

Electrical:

A: 220-240 Volts, Single Phase, 50Hz (With earth/ground).

    Line current up to 10A at 230v

  Or

B: 110-120 Volts, Single Phase, 60Hz (With earth/ground).

    Line current up to 20A at 110v