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FM-115 | Plunger Pump Demonstration Unit

  • A small-scale plunger pump demonstration unit comprising of a water reservoir, pump, control valve, relief valve and interconnecting pipework, all mounted on a stainless steel base
  • Includes both a sprung loading valve and a needle valve for loading the pump
  • Equipped with electronic measurement sensors for cylinder pressure, plunger position, pump outlet pressure and cumulative flow
  • Pulsation damping facility
  • Capable of being linked to a computer (not supplied)
  • Length: 850mm
  • Width: 500mm
  • Height: 400mm
Technical Specification
This apparatus replicates a plunger pump as used in industry to pump small quantities of liquid at high pressures. Electronic sensors measure the instantaneous cylinder pressure within the pump, the pump displacement and the cumulative flow. The plunger or ram pump is a positive displacement pump and is used for pumping small quantities of liquid at high pressure. It is similar to a piston pump except that the sealing gland is at one end of the cylinder. The reciprocating motion of the plunger gives an uneven flow, although the inclusion of a damping vessel can reduce this effect. Priming is unnecessary
Learning objectives
  • Plunger displacement
  • Cylinder pressure
  • Pump outlet pressure
  • On-line p-V diagram displays
  • Measurement of volumetric efficiency
Measuring the effect on pump performance of
  • Sprung loading valve or needle valve
  • Adjusting the outlet loading valve
  • The inclusion of a pulsation damper vessel
The software empowers the operator to regulate the pump speed. Additionally, the data trend is visually depicted in real-time through graphical representation and can be easily exported to diverse platforms such as Excel for further scrutiny.
  • Data logging software included (requires PC, not supplied)
  • Monitored using a supplied software
  • Supplied with software providing full instructions for operating, calibrating.
  • Facilities for logging, processing and displaying data graphically
  FM-115 | Plunger Pump Demonstration Unit  
  • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC,
  • Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC,
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC.
  • Max flow rate:8 l/m
  • Max head:4 bar
  • Swept volume:15mm stroke x 32mm diameter
  • Pumping speed:0 to 60 strokes/min
  • Motor power rating:250W
  • Pressure Sensor:0 to 100psi
  • Piston Sensor: -9 to 16mm
  • Motor Torque range:0 to 2.1Nm