Flotek 360

Flotek 360 is a benchtop wind tunnel. It can also utilize an optional mobile stand to move the wind tunnel to different locations. Air is drawn through the entrance cone into the test section by a variable speed fan. A plastic honeycomb flow straightener with an L:D ratio of 10:1, ensures a laminar air flow through the test section. The entrance cone has a contraction ratio of 12:1, down to a test section measuring 6″ x 6″ x 18″ (152mm x 152mm x 457mm) long. The air velocity through the test section is variable up to 27m/s. The test section has clear acrylic side walls and top to give a clear observation of the test in progress. The other flow sections are fabricated from 11 gauge steel formed sections. A range of accessories are available for laboratory demonstrations. A further accessory allows the system to be connected to a user supplied computer and includes an interface card and Labview software. In addition to the standard airfoil demonstrations and the golf ball demonstration, the larger test section allows a wider range of demonstrations to be undertaken, including a racing car demonstration and airflow patterns around buildings. An optional 16 tube manometer bank is available

Developed under strict guidelines and specifications to provide straight-line (laminar) air flow, permitting true aerodynamics engineering and analysis.

  • Easily accessible test section
  • Aircraft quality hardware for durability and longevity.
  • Industrial quality electrical components
  • Data retrieval using either water manometers or an optional analog/digital, graphical interface computer program
  • Industry Standard National Instruments LabVIEW Software with National Instruments Data Acquisition Hardware.

Flotek 360 Specifications

  • 6″ x 6″ test section, 18″ length
  • 0-65 MPH (95 FPS) test section velocity
  • 21″ x 21″ inlet; 7′ overall length
  • Variable speed ½ HP AC motor. The Control system uses an ABB VFD drive for regulating the motor speed.
  • Designed to fit on a standard 8′ conference table
  • Easily moved from site to site with optional rolling stand
  • Quiet operation: Tested at 62 db (OASPL)

Safety

Safety in the classroom is a primary concern. Flotek wind tunnels feature solid construction and industrial quality components for safety and reliability. Electrical power cabling is fully encased in the frame. Flotek’s fan unit is recessed a full four inches behind the guard. And because of Flotek’s advanced aerodynamic design, its operation is quiet too.

Note: GDJ is constantly improving its products. Specifications are due to change from upgrades.

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