MiniLabTM is a self-contained turbojet engine laboratory that's utilized globally by hundreds of leading educational institutions.
All engine support systems are fully integrated. The MiniLab™ educational gas turbine lab is easily rolled to any convenient location. No dedicated test cell or facilities modifications are required. The time between delivery and first run is measured in minutes. The included data acquisition system makes real-time engine data display and recording effortless.
Equipped with the OneTouch™ Auto Start System, virtually anyone can operate the MiniLab™. Start sequencing is completely automatic with all critical engine parameters monitored during operation. In the unlikely event of an engine fault, the OneTouch™ system will safely stop the engine and alert the operator to the problem. No specialized jet engine training is required to operate the MiniLab™.
CAD models & material properties are available to support CFD, FEA, or other analysis activities.
On-Board Jet Engine Data Acquisition (Click to Enlarge)
The real-time plotting feature lets the operator plot any parameter on screen as it occurs to provide a clear sense of how the data is reacting to the actual system operating conditions. Operators can toggle between all the parameters to watch them graphically. Data logging functionality is conveniently controlled from the VI screen. All the jet engine power data can be observed and tracked through its full throttle range. System units can be changed with a simple click of the mouse. Feeding this interactive VI is data from the on-board National Instruments 6218 Data Acquisition System. That same data is also stored in computer for later retrieval and analysis and the VI code is even open for manipulation!
As the original engine manufacturer, Turbine Technologies, LTD offers unparalleled end-user support. In use at over 200 colleges, technical training and military installations worldwide. MiniLab™ is the proven leader in Gas Turbine Education.
Turbine Technologies' MiniLab™ is a world-class educational gas turbine lab. Designed to provide a rare educational experience, MiniLab™ offers students an extremely exciting opportunity- operation of a real jet engine!
MiniLab's™ true "stand-alone" design enables operation within 10 minutes of uncrating . As the original engine manufacturer, Turbine Technologies does not rely on the availability of surplus parts, or engines and is therefore able to offer first class customer support.
MiniLab's™ cabinet houses TTL's SR-30 engine and all necessary accessories- including fuel and oil tanks, pumps, motors, operator instrumentation, sensors, transducers and data acquisition hardware. On-screen data display and replay capability enable a new world of computational opportunities- ranging from high school basics to graduate level thermodynamics theory.
MiniLab ™ - turnkey, portable and affordable. In operation at schools worldwide for well over two decades.
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MiniLabTM Product Summary
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The systems National InstrumentsTM based data acquisition hardware and software displays and records compressor inlet temperature and pressure, turbine inlet temperature and pressure, turbine exit temperature and pressure, thrust and fuel flow and makes possible studies of:
Additionally, a complete CAD package of the major engine components (inlet, compressor, diffuser, NGV, axial turbine, etc.) is available that supports basic aerothermal analysis and CFD/FEA studies.
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Customer Technical Papers
"MiniLab™ is an extremely exciting teaching tool… a one of a kind device for the demonstration and study of gas turbine power!"
Jed E. Marquart, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ohio Northern University