Impulse Turbine Educational Equipment Hydrodynamics Experiment Apparatus
AFF069 Impulse Turbine Educational Equipment Hydrodynamics Experiment Apparatus For Vocational Training Center, Technical Institution, Engineering University, TVET Schools.
AFF069 Impulse Turbine Educational Equipment Hydrodynamics Experiment Apparatus
characteristic behaviour of an impulse turbine with air flow
optimal view of the operating area of a turbine
load applied by band brake
In impulse turbines, the working medium has the same static pressure in front of and behind the rotor. The conversion of pressure energy into kinetic energy takes place in the fixed nozzles of the distributor, not at the turbine rotor. This compressedair driven experimental unit can be used to understand turbines powered by steam or water.
The AFF069 is a singlestage, axial impulse turbine. The turbine consists of a rotor that is installed inside a transparent housing, a distributor with four nozzles and a band brake for applying a load to the turbine. The number of active nozzles can be adjusted by means of the valves. The compressed air velocity is increased in the nozzles. The air flow that hits the blades generates an impulse that causes the rotor to start moving.
The inlet and outlet pressure at the turbine are indicated on manometers. The turbine torque is determined by measuring the force on the band brake. The speed is measured with an optical speed sensor. Torque, speed and temperatures are digitally displayed. The air flow rate is measured with a rotameter and set by means of a valve.
The turbine is fitted with a solenoid valve as a safety device in case of overspeed.The brake drum on the turbine shaft is cooled by the compressed air.
design and function of an impulse turbine
determination of torque, power and efficiency
graphical representation of characteristic curves for torque, power and efficiency
investigation of the effect of nozzle pressure and number of nozzles