Planning, start-up and testing of a pipe flow loop for the investigation of transient characteristics
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This thesis concerns the design, planning, initial testing and evaluation of a pipe flow loop. The pipe flow loop will later be used in experiments on fluid transients, meaning that the design must be suitable for this purpose. The design of the flow loop is mainly based on simulations in LVTrans and FloMASTER. The design was completed and tested in May 2017 in combination with some simple experiments. The experimental setup mainly worked as expected and the initial testing was completed with satisfying results. Experience from the initial testing is the foundation for experimental procedures developed for further experimental work in the flow loop. Analysis of the results obtained from the initial testing has revealed some deficiencies in the experimental setup. The deficiencies have been identified, and measures for improving the flow loop has been suggested.