H1F - Base Unit


Provides a controlled recirculating water supply and accurate flowmeter for hydraulic and fluid mechanics experiments.

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This product supplies a controlled flow of water to a wide variety of laboratory experiment modules (available separately). The body of the bench forms a reservoir or ‘Sump Tank’ with a submersible pump. Once filled, the bench needs no external water supply. 

The top of the bench provides a working surface. This will hold one of a choice of experiment modules from TecQuipment’s Fluid Mechanics range. Larger experiments usually stand next to the bench. A rim around the top contains any spilled or excess water. A small recess or ‘Trough’ in the top works with a removeable Drain Valve to trap a small volume of water. It also catches discharged water from some experiments in the fluid mechanics range. 

A hand-operated control valve adjusts the water flow rate from the pump. An electrical box on the side of the bench includes the pump switch, circuit protection and a digital display of flow. 

Four wheels allow the user to move the bench around the classroom. Two wheels have foot-operated locks to hold the bench in position.  

A sight gauge to the lower side of the bench allows the user to check the water level inside the tank. 

An electronic flowmeter measures the outlet flow from the submersible pump. The signals from the flowmeter pass to the digital display to show the flow rate. The viewing angle of the display allows the user to see it clearly from a normal standing position.

H19 - Experiment

An educational apparatus to allow students to observe the operation of a Pelton turbine and to determine its performance characteristics.

H16 - Experiment

An apparatus to allow students to investigate the friction losses in piping systems. The large open format of the apparatus makes it ideal for students working in small or large groups.

H18 - Experiment

An educational apparatus to allow students to observe the operation of a Francis turbine and to determine its performance characteristics.

H31 - Experiment

A scaled down fully operational ram pump to establish pressure & flow characteristics for the determination of efficiencies.

H33 - Experiment

An apparatus to allow a full study of the discharge through an orifice or nozzle mounted vertically or the trajectory profiles of an orifice or nozzle mounted horizontally.

H34 - Experiment

A simple single pipeline apparatus to demonstrate energy losses around typical bends and fittings.

H4 - Experiment

An apparatus to study of the flow of water through a vertically mounted orifice.

H40 - Experiment

A compact unit that compares and shows the accuracy, losses and use of fundamental flow meters. Includes a nozzle flow meter as standard.

VDAS H405 - Experiment

A self-contained unit for teaching the principles of pipe surge and water hammer.

H408 - Experiment

A floor standing apparatus to allow students to investigate the phenomena of laminar, transitional and turbulent flows in pipe systems.

H5 - Experiment

An educational Venturi tube that allows students to study the Venturi meter and Bernoulli's Theorem and to make direct comparisons between the results obtained by experimentation and those predicted by theory.

H6 - Experiment

For students to investigate the discharge of water over a variety of different shaped weirs. A fully compatible and interchangeable optional ancillary for use with TecQuipment's Digital Hydraulic Bench.

H7 - Experiment

A bench-mounting apparatus to allow students to investigate friction losses in a small-bore horizontal pipe under laminar and turbulent flow conditions.

H8 - Experiment

An apparatus to allow students to investigate the forces produced by a water jet striking a flat or a curved surface.

H10 - Experiment

Investigates different ways of measuring flow including a Venturi meter, an orifice plate and a rotameter. At the same time shows applications of the steady flow energy equation (Bernoulli's equation).

H13 - Experiment

An experimental apparatus to allow the visualisation and investigation of the phenomena of free and forced vortices.