introduction to spray research, inc.
spray research, inc. offers a wide range
of research, development, analysis, testing and consulting services related to
spray atomizers and their application in industrial processes.
Our lab has been carefully structured to complement the existing testing and
development capabilities of the major nozzle manufacturers and public research
institutions. The primary laboratory tool is a DANTEC laser
phase Doppler particle analyzer, a powerful and widely accepted analysis
technique for use on well-atomized sprays and solid particles. A video-based
droplet analyzer, particularly well-suited to coarse and not fully-atomized
sprays, is also available.
Several high speed video
provide detailed visualizations of spray dynamics at speeds of up to
6000 frames per second.
The lab is equipped and fully instrumented to operate dual-fluid atomizers
with either compressed air or steam. Our in-house boiler can supply saturated
steam at up to 90 kg/hr at 8.5 barg [200 pph at 125 psig], while the lab is
instrumented to accommodate up to 450 kg/hr [1200 pph] with steam provided by a
The primary spray chamber is totally self-contained, allowing the safe and
responsible testing of simulants, non-water fluids and slurries. Fluid
distribution within the spray is measured with a variety of
patternators, generating rapid patternations of the spray along
any axis or transect. A sophisticated
provides a powerful enhancement to reverse engineering,
re-engineering and product/process development efforts.
pressure spray chamber
allows investigation of sprays behavior at environmental pressures of up to 8.0
barg [115 psig]. Full-scale evaluations of atomizer performance under process
conditions are facilitated by our
tunnel/process duct section. A selection of blowers can impose co-, counter-
and cross-current air velocities of up to 50 m/sec [170 feet per second] for
near field studies of spray interactions.
The laboratory is organized to meet the stringent Good Laboratory
Practices standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [40 CFR 160]
and Food and Drug Administration [21 CFR 58]. Our
compliance not only allows data generated at spray
research, inc. to be submitted to these agencies as technical
support (with the addition of a third-party auditing function), but all
testing, research and development work at spray
research is performed to these same rigorous Standard
Operating Procedures. High levels of data integrity and experimental
repeatability are assured.
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