Bio Fuel Engineering
Are you looking to create the right reaction in your lab? With our chemical engineering laboratory equipment, your students will have more fun learning than you could have expected. What are you interested in?
Chemical Engineers are on the forefront of alternative energy progress. Replacing fossil-based fuels with bio versions is a strategically important topic. Our MiniLabTM Gas Turbine Power System
is the perfect test bed for bio-diesel performance research
. Its robust SR-30TM
Gas Turbine Engine was designed specifically for educational and research applications. The on-board National InstrumentsTM
DAQ System and custom LabViewTM
generated Virtual Instrument panel provide all the control and data capabilities needed for in-depth operation and post operation performance analysis. If you feel like sharing, your colleagues in the Aero and Mechanical Engineering programs would probably love to borrow it to teach the Brayton Power Cycle hands-on (maybe you can rent it to them to help your budget). One more important thing; it can team up with our SprayViewTM Fuel Atomization Verification System
to pre-test fuel formulations to determine if they will actually atomize correctly in the engine (this can reduce potential fuel-related problems and speed up testing).
Bio-Fuel Electric Power Generation?
If you want to demonstrate how well electric power generation systems run on bio-diesel formulations, the TurboGenTM Gas Turbine Electrical Generation System
is for you. The same MiniLabTM
Power System now drives an integrated 2 kW electric generator. The unit allows a direct comparison of electrical power production performance on various bio-diesel blends. SprayView is also an excellent accessory for this system.
You can add your colleagues in Electrical Engineering to the list of departments that will want to borrow it. Undergraduate students can cover a number of bases, including the Brayton Cycle, Electric Power Generation and fuel to power conversion efficiency.
Process Pumping & Controls?
Do Chemical Engineers get involved with pumping and process control? Well, of course they do! Pharmaceutical Plants, Oil Refineries, Milk Processing Plants, you name it—they all have chemical processes that require pumping and process control. FluidMechatronicsTM offers students the opportunity to learn how pumping works and how to apply it to various pumping process scenarios using signal feedback loops. They’ll observe and study the destructive phenomenon of Cavitation and learn how to minimize this energy and performance thief. With the on-board programmable logic controller and large format touchscreen human machine interface (HMI), students can actually observe and report on performance characteristics of specific pump impeller profiles and how they fare in particular process flow control scenarios.