A laboratory-scale steam plant that demonstrates principles of energy conversion and mechanical power measurement.
A mobile frame contains all the parts of the test set. An electric pump draws from a reservoir (included) to deliver water to an electrically-heated boiler. The boiler produces steam to turn a two-cylinder steam motor. The used steam from the motor outlet passes through a mains water-cooled condenser, then down to a waste tank or to a measuring vessel (supplied).
- Ideal for students to gain insight into the first and second laws of thermodynamics
- Uses a simple two-cylinder steam motor and an electrically-heated boiler for easy understanding of the main parts of a steam plant
- Self-contained in a mobile frame that includes all instruments needed for experiments
- Allows students to copy the Marcet boiler experiment to prove the pressure-temperature relationship for saturated steam
- Connects to TecQuipment’s optional Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®)
The TD1050 includes all instruments needed for experiments to be carried out. These include a band-brake dynamometer with a digital torque and speed display, to measure and display motor speed, torque and power. Thermocouples connect to a digital temperature display to measure and display temperatures at key points in the test set. A throttling calorimeter allows students to measure the dryness fraction of the steam.
- Thermodynamic laws of energy conservation
- Steady flow energy equation
- Thermal effi ciency and the control surface
- Rankine cycle analysis
- The Willans line