Medical Equipment

Free and Forced Convection Apparatus (SMT-HT-18)

  • This ESOLS Apparatus consists of a vertical duct that holds the chosen heat transfer surface and all instruments needed, which includes three different common heat transfer surfaces with the equipment: A flat plate, A pinned surface – similar to a tubular heat exchanger and A finned surface – similar to the fins on air-cooled engines or electrical heat sinks 
  • Each surface has its own built-in variable-power electric heater. Students choose which surface they need to test and fit it to the duct using simple fixings. For free convection tests, the heated air rises from the surface and up the duct. For forced convection tests, a variable- speed fan draws air up through the duct and across the surface. Thermocouples measure the air temperature upstream and downstream of the surface and the temperature at the heat transfer surface. The downstream probe moves in a traverse mechanism to measure the temperature distribution across the duct, allowing calculation of the bulk outlet temperature. 
  • The unit has Touch LCD display for visualization of process and the measurements. The Unit is also connected to Software for computer connectivity and data analysis. The Touch screen and computer software is included in the package.