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Model 6700 Friction Flow Loop System

The Model 6700 Friction Flow Loop fully automated system includes hardware and software to measure the friction pressure of fluids. It determines the associated affects friction reducers have on fluids over a wide range of pressures and flow rate conditions and through different pipe diameters.

This Model circulates fluid through two test sections of various diameters in order to generate differential pressure versus flow rate data. This data helps to determine the effectiveness and longevity of various friction reducing agents added to the aqueous base fluid.

The system incorporates a low shear, progressive cavity pump for injection of base fluids with the flow rate controlled by a Coriolis flow meter. Differential pressure transducers are provided on each of the two test sections for multiple data readings per test. Additives can be injected into the flow stream via an optional metering pump or added directly into a 20 gallon reservoir mixing tank.

The software is designed to be easy to use and powerful enough to calculate and collect all required data during the test cycle. The software allows the operator total control over flow rate, test time, temperature (optional) of each individual test. All data and test parameters are stored in a test-specific .CSV file for analysis.

  • Specifications +

    • 6700-AM Ambient Fluid Temperature
    • 6700-CH With Chiller, Fluid Temperature 40°F 

    • Open or Closed Loop Architecture
    • Easy to Set-Up, Operate, Clean, Maintain and Calibrate
    • Flush, Fill and Drain Automation (optional rapid fill module add on)
    • Wall, Floor or Benchtop (for loop tubing) Mountable
    • Coriolis Mass Flow Meter (accurate measurement and feedback of flow rate)
    • Over Pressure Relief Valves
    • Progressive Cavity Style Pump
    • Real Time Display of Reynolds Number, Flow Rate, Temperature, Differential Pressure, Percent Friction Reduction

    Maximum Pressure: 200 PSI
    Flow Rate Range: 3 – 18 Gallons / Minute
    Fluid Temperature Range: 60 – 90°F (40°F with Optional Chiller)
    Differential Pressure Range (1): 0 – 30 PSI
    Differential Pressure Range (2): 0 – 100 PSI
    Differential Pressure Accuracy: 0.1% of Full Scale

    Power Requirements:
    208 - 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz, 40A
    Dimensions (w x d x h): 24’ x 3’ x 7’
    Compressed Air: 85-100 psi
    Water: 30-60 psi (for system cleanup)

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