The FLOTEK 1440 is a research grade wind tunnel for university engineering and technology programs. Provides a full 12" x 12" (300mm square) cross section in the working area over 36" (900mm) in length. It also has a high air velocity capacity. This extra flexibility, coupled with the excellent flow patterns obtained, make the 1440 particularly suitable for research use as well as laboratory teaching.
It is a floor standing unit, with its own integral support structure. Larger test section allows larger models with more data points.
This simulator was designed and constructed based upon the principles of the Norton Ladder Type Rainfall Simulator. This simulator is the standard for research involving simulated rainfall. The interest in testing erosion control products and increased regulations involving storm water quality has created a need for accurate testing equipment. The ability to accurately simulate rainfall has grown in necessity as testing of such materials increases.