Energy Conversion Lab




This lab is used for the under graduate course (ME-401A).


  • Computerized table top demonstration model for Francis Impulse Turbine (Pelton Wheel)

  • Centrifugal Pump

  • Axial fan unit

  • Hydraulic Coupling

  • Gas Turbine Model

  • Centrifugal compressor

  • Kaplan Turbine

  • Several Educational Models related to turbo machinery

  • Computerized Demonstration Model for Kaplan Turbine: In pipe line


    1. A test setup to estimate the performance characteristics of a two-stage axial flow fan


      • Number of stages: 2

      • Design R.P.M. : 2400

      • Design Discharge : 1.7 m3/s

      • Design Pressure : 15.0 cm of water

      • No. of stator blades : 37

      • No. of Rotor blades : 24

    1. Impulse Turbine: a small-scale hydro power unit designed to demonstrate the principles of operation and to evaluate the characteristics of a Pelton turbine.


      • 70mm diameter, 10 buckets rotor

      • 4.5mm diameter nozzle

      • Adjustable spear valve

      • Electronic measurement sensors for inlet pressure, rotational speed and break force PC controlled data processing

    1. Serial and Parallel Pump: A small-scale series/parallel centrifugal pump to find the pump characteristic in serial and parallel mode. Equipped with electronic measurement sensors for pump differential pressure, flow rate, temperature and rotational speed. PC controlled data processing via the IFD6 interface console.

    2. High Speed Centrifugal Compressor: Multi-stage centrifugal compressor to evaluate effciency and performance characteristics. Sensors for inlet and exit temperature, flow rate, speed and power.

    3. Rankine Cycle: A steam-electric power plant including components such as a multi-pass boiler, axial - flow steam turbine, AC/DC generator and a condenser tower to evaluate the thermal effciency and output.


      • Boiler: Pressure 120 psi (827 kPa), Temperature 4820F (2500C)

      • Generator: 15.0 Volts, 1.0 Amp (Total Load of 15.0 Watts)

      • Fuel: Liquid Petroleum

      • Digital: High Speed Data Acquisition System

    1. A cascade Tunnel: Variable incident mechanism, end and side wall bleed, low inlet turbulence level, variable speed motors, five identical blades, end passage bleed


    • Test section size : 610mm X 230mm

    • Test section velocity : 20 m/s

    • Cascade inlet flow angle : 00 to 430

Relevant Information (if any):

Faculty: Dr. S. Sarkar (Lab Coordinator)


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