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Title: Basic fluid system trainer

Abstract

A trainer, mounted and housed within a mobile console, is used to teach and reinforce fluid principles to students. The system trainer has two centrifugal pumps, each driven by a corresponding two-speed electric motor. The motors are controlled by motor controllers for operating the pumps to circulate the fluid stored within a supply tank through a closed system. The pumps may be connected in series or in parallel. A number of valves are also included within the system to effect different flow paths for the fluid. In addition, temperature and pressure sensing instruments are installed throughout the closed system for measuring the characteristics of the fluid, as it passes through the different valves and pumps. These measurements are indicated on a front panel mounted to the console, as a teaching aid, to allow the students to observe the characteristics of the system.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Uniontown, PA
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. (Clairton, PA)
  4. Idaho Falls, ID
  5. Connellsville, PA
  6. Venetia, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
868631
Patent Number(s):
5178543
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G09 - EDUCATION G09B - EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
basic; fluid; trainer; mounted; housed; mobile; console; teach; reinforce; principles; students; centrifugal; pumps; driven; corresponding; two-speed; electric; motor; motors; controlled; controllers; operating; circulate; stored; supply; tank; closed; connected; series; parallel; valves; included; effect; flow; paths; addition; temperature; pressure; sensing; instruments; installed; throughout; measuring; characteristics; passes; measurements; indicated; front; panel; teaching; allow; observe; motor controller; pressure sensing; flow paths; electric motor; flow path; motor control; centrifugal pump; panel mount; supply tank; speed electric; fluid stored; /434/

Citation Formats

Semans, Joseph P, Johnson, Peter G, LeBoeuf, Jr., Robert F., Kromka, Joseph A, Goron, Ronald H, and Hay, George D. Basic fluid system trainer. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Semans, Joseph P, Johnson, Peter G, LeBoeuf, Jr., Robert F., Kromka, Joseph A, Goron, Ronald H, & Hay, George D. Basic fluid system trainer. United States.
Semans, Joseph P, Johnson, Peter G, LeBoeuf, Jr., Robert F., Kromka, Joseph A, Goron, Ronald H, and Hay, George D. Fri . "Basic fluid system trainer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868631.
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abstractNote = {A trainer, mounted and housed within a mobile console, is used to teach and reinforce fluid principles to students. The system trainer has two centrifugal pumps, each driven by a corresponding two-speed electric motor. The motors are controlled by motor controllers for operating the pumps to circulate the fluid stored within a supply tank through a closed system. The pumps may be connected in series or in parallel. A number of valves are also included within the system to effect different flow paths for the fluid. In addition, temperature and pressure sensing instruments are installed throughout the closed system for measuring the characteristics of the fluid, as it passes through the different valves and pumps. These measurements are indicated on a front panel mounted to the console, as a teaching aid, to allow the students to observe the characteristics of the system.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
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