0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Development of a Measurement Method for the Classification and Performance Evaluation of Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) Fans

[+] Author Affiliations
Manuel Fritsche, Philipp Epple

Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Coburg, Germany

Antonio Delgado

Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Paper No. FEDSM2018-83278, pp. V003T12A021; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/FEDSM2018-83278
From:
  • ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 3: Fluid Machinery; Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation; Experimental, Multiscale, and Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows; Gas-Liquid, Gas-Solid, and Liquid-Solid Flows; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Micro/Nano-Fluidics
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 15–20, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5157-9
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME

abstract

Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans are used by fire departments. The specified performance data differ depending on the manufacturer, as there is no international and commonly accepted standardized measuring method for evaluating the PPV fan performance.

In the present work a new measurement method for the classification and performance evaluation of PPV fans is proposed. These fundamental investigations are based on numerical simulations and experimental test studies. The simulations have been performed with the commercial CFD software ANSYS CFX and the test measurements have been carried out on a newly developed test rig. For the predesign of the measurement method, the flow behavior of a free jet with swirl has been investigated with CFD simulations. A special feature of the PPV fans is that the generated flow rate is not only due to the flow through the rotating impeller, but also a significant flow rate is generated outside the PPV fan due to the viscous shear stresses (principle of a viscous jet pump).

For the measurements a new test rig has been designed in order to measure the flow velocity of the PPV fan as it is in real firefighter’s fire combat situations. The new test rig design concept and the numerical and experimental results of these studies are presented in detail in this work.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In