Medical Equipment

Cavitation Apparatus (SMT-FM-29)

  • Cavitation is the formation of vapour cavities in a liquid, small liquid-free zones ("bubbles" or "voids"), that are the consequence of forces acting upon the liquid. It usually occurs when a liquid is subjected to rapid changes of pressure that cause the formation of cavities in the liquid where the pressure is relatively low. When subjected to higher pressure, the voids implode and can generate an intense shock wave. 
  • SMT-FM-29 is suitable for the demonstration of cavitation processes using the example of a Venturi nozzle. Pressure energy is converted into kinetic energy and vice versa in the Venturi nozzle. Vapour bubbles form in the narrowest cross-section. To visualise the flow processes the experimental unit includes a Venturi nozzle made of transparent PMMA. There are three pressure measuring points on the Venturi nozzle: at the inlet, at the narrowest point and at the outlet. The input pressure can be adjusted via a pressure reducing valve. The flow rate and the pressures can be adjusted via two ball valves which are located at the inlet and outlet of the pipe system. 
  • This unit can be operated by Laboratory supply of with any Hydraulic Bench.