This 4" Flow Bench Receptacle is designed for testing cylinder heads using our FA series cylinder bore adapters. It mounts to the underside of a flat surface for a bench style flow test apparatus with a 4.5" net opening size. The FR4 incorporates an innovative pressure sensing method inside the receptacle for test pressure measurements. Inline mounting of our FE flow elements along with the FR4's static test pressure sensing offers excellent consistancy and balance in flow rate measurement in a trim, compact package.
FR4 Bench Receptacle
The Flow Performance FR4 Bench Receptacle offers many desirable attributes for a bench style flow testing setup.
Trim size provides under-bench access for clamping devices such as C clamps to secure your test piece or test fixture in an open bench design. An open bench is similar to a plank where you have access to the front and back sides of the bench for installing clamps to locate and secure your test piece and/or test fixture to the receptacle
Good balance when used with our FE flow elements and FP1 flow processor. Balance is the ability to produce consistant and repeatable flow rate measurements no matter where your test piece is mounted over the receptacle.
Designed for easy fabrication and location of cylinder bore adaptors for testing cylinder heads. Our FA series cylinder bore adaptor plates are easy to install, perfectly located and sealed when a cylinder head is secured with C clamps or other clamping methods.
plates are available for adapting cylinder heads to the FR4 flow receptacle.
An "Open" style bench setup is where the FR4 flow receptacle is mounted to a plank or shelf that allows access to the front and rear underside of the bench surface. This facilitates easy installation of clamping devices for securing your test piece to the bench.
Adaptor plates with cylinder bores attached can be purchased or fabricated to mount cylinder heads to the FR4 flow receptacle. The FR4 is designed to snuggly accept a section of 4" PVC or ABS pipe. This 4" section of pipe can simulate a 4" cylinder, or act as a locating collar for smaller cylinder bores.
Using our FR4 bench receptacle makes it easy to build what we call an "open" style flow bench. An open style bench uses no cabinet but rather heavy duty shelf standards and brackets to mount the bench on a wall or a mobil stand. An open style bench also allows access to the rear of the bench surface so that clamping devices like C clamps can be used in this area for securing your test pieces.