DescriptionThe WT-3104 is a research quality, open loop, benchtop wind tunnel for thermal characterization of components, circuit boards and cooling devices such as heat sinks, heat exchangers and cold plates. The polynomial shape and internal flow management system includes honeycombs and screens to break up turbulence and provides uniform, homogeneous flow, up to 4 m/s (800 ft/min) within the test section. The WT-3104 has 18 ports which allows a variety of probes, such as thermocouples, pitot tubes, and temperature and velocity sensors, among others, to be inserted throughout the test section. The wind tunnel is made from aluminum and Plexiglas® and, provides a clear view of the test section for flow visualization. Rail guides are provided in the test section so the board position can be adjusted. An access panel is conveniently located for mounting boards which can be adjusted in 3 different directions (i.e. the spacing from the walls can be adjusted) using appropriate standoffs. The WT-3104 weighs only 21 kg (47 lbs) making it ideal for laboratory environments. Each WT-3104 fan tray is equipped with three 24 Vdc fans, which can be individually switched on and off, with an included control box unit, to generate airflow. This control box enables lowest possible air flow. Sensors to measure the flow parameters are also available by Omega as optional accessories.