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Fuel Flow Lab at Rochester model

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1209
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Fuel Flow Lab at Rochester model
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Not Applicable
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
916 
Height (mm):
110 
Depth (mm):
400 
Weight (g):
5,080 
Location: Main Object Store
Inscription(s):

Model of
Fuel Flow Laboratory
for
Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd
Airport Works, Rochester, Kent
by Model Construction (Meopham) Ltd
57 St. Francis Ave. Gravesend Kent
Tele Gravesend 3433

Notes:

The Fuel flow business was important to Elliotts and it was in 1964 that the new Fuel Flow laboratory was opened at Rochester. It offered a unique service in Europe. It was designed to test fuel flow equipment for the new generation of supersonic aircraft where fuel temperature of 150°C or higher would be encountered, and units would be required to operate at rigid standards of accuracy under extreme conditions of temperature (up to 200°C ambient) and in areas of extreme vibration.

The Laboratory can achieve gravimetric calibration accuracy within an error band of ±0.1% of flow rate under the following conditions:

1. Flow rates from 50 to 120,000 lb/hr.

2. Fuel temperatures from -55°C to +180°C.

3. Ambient temperatures from -60°C to +200°C.

There is also a Vibrator capable of producing a maximum thrust of 500 pounds with frequencies of up to 3,000 c.p.s. for resonance searches.

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