Thermofluidics has completed the initial design for a 1/10th scale (4L/s baseline) Valved Pumping Engine.
This will be installed at a flagship Environment Agency site in South West England in summer 2014. A number of the core components are currently being manufactured. These include the key solenoid valve and cylinder head components and our new “eel friendly” peristaltic-flow diaphragm.
In addition to the pumping hardware, the micro-processor controller for this project has now been programmed and integrated with a computer model of the device. The sensors, transducers and other electronic hardware that the device depends upon are all now operational, along with the remote control and telemetry download Graphical User Interface. Updates will be posted on our news page periodically.