The FP-MF200-CAV simulator is the most advanced trainer in the world for teaching students everything they need to know about cavitation, its common causes, and its devastating effect on a hydraulic system.
Much thought went into the design of this training masterpiece. The transparent reservoir, transparent pump suction line, and transparent pump outlet port transmission line are backlit to enhance the stunning visual impact this simulator offers.
Designed to demonstrate the following:
○ Normal pump inlet restriction
○ Abnormally high pump inlet restriction
○ Abnormally low pump inlet restriction
○ What occurs when oil is discharged above the oil level in a hydraulic reservoir
○ What occurs when the pump inlet is too close to the surface of the oil – vortex.
The MF200-CAV Pump Cavitation Simulator will teach students the following:
Physics associated with the operation of a hydraulic pump
How the inlet side of a hydraulic pump works
How design influences the amount of restriction at the inlet side of a pump
Common design “oversights” when designing hydraulic pump intakes
Why it is critical to know what a particular pump’s normal inlet restriction is
What role altitude plays in the operation at the inlet side of a pump
What causes pump inlet restriction to increase to a level that can cause cavitation, the most common cause of abnormally high inlet restriction
What causes pump inlet restriction to decrease to a level that can cause pseudo-cavitation
The most common cause of abnormally low pump inlet restriction
What occurs when flow discharges above the oil level in a hydraulic reservoir
What causes a “vortex” to occur in a hydraulic system
Why it is critical to “trend” pump inlet restriction
Steel cart finished in durable, powder-coat
Four wheel casters with brakes
Fixed-displacement gear pump (2.0 GPM [7.57 Lpm])
1-HP, 115V single-phase, C-face electric motor
Pre-set safety pressure relief valve
Adjustable inlet restrictor valve
Adjustable resistance valve
Adjustable air inlet valve
Panel-mounted, in-line flow meter (0.2–2.0 GPM/0.76-7.57 Lpm)
These are wonderful trainers! With the ability to remote control them with a laptop, real life situations can be simulated (read: intermittent faults) and it also helps with so many different areas of expertise! San Jacinto College has these trainers and couldn't be more satisfied. Well done, ConsuLab!
J.P. Goins, GM ASEP instructor, San Jacinto College