Model #MF200-CAV

Pump Cavitation Trainer

The FP-MF200-CAV simulator is the most advanced trainer in the world for teaching students everything they need to know about cavitation, its common causes, and its devastating effect on a hydraulic system.

Much thought went into the design of this training masterpiece. The transparent reservoir, transparent pump suction line, and transparent pump outlet port transmission line are backlit to enhance the stunning visual impact this simulator offers.

Students learn:

  • How the inlet side of a hydraulic pump works
  • Why it is critical to establish a “trend” for pump inlet restriction
  • How and why cavitation occurs
  • Safe and effective diagnostic procedures for determining the root-cause of cavitation

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Educational Advantages

Designed to demonstrate the following:

  • Normal pump inlet restriction
  • Abnormally high pump inlet restriction
  • Abnormally low pump inlet restriction
  • What occurs when oil is discharged above the oil level in a hydraulic reservoir
  • What occurs when the pump inlet is too close to the surface of the oil – vortex.

Learning Activities
The MF200-CAV Pump Cavitation Simulator will teach students the following:

  • Physics associated with the operation of a hydraulic pump
  • How the inlet side of a hydraulic pump works
  • How design influences the amount of restriction at the inlet side of a pump
  • Common design “oversights” when designing hydraulic pump intakes
  • Why it is critical to know what a particular pump’s normal inlet restriction is
  • What role altitude plays in the operation at the inlet side of a pump
  • What causes pump inlet restriction to increase to a level that can cause cavitation, the most common cause of abnormally high inlet restriction
  • What causes pump inlet restriction to decrease to a level that can cause pseudo-cavitation
  • The most common cause of abnormally low pump inlet restriction
  • What occurs when flow discharges above the oil level in a hydraulic reservoir
  • What causes a “vortex” to occur in a hydraulic system
  • Why it is critical to “trend” pump inlet restriction

Components included:

  • Steel cart finished in durable, powder-coat
  • Four wheel casters with brakes
  • Fixed-displacement gear pump (2.0 GPM [7.57 Lpm])
  • 1-HP, 115V single-phase, C-face electric motor
  • Pre-set safety pressure relief valve
  • Adjustable inlet restrictor valve
  • Adjustable resistance valve
  • Adjustable air inlet valve
  • Panel-mounted, in-line flow meter (0.2–2.0 GPM/0.76-7.57 Lpm)
  • Panel-mounted, digital oil temperature gauge
  • Panel-mounted, digital ambient temperature gauge
  • Panel-mounted, 4 inch, Bourdon tube-type, glycerine-filled 0-30” (0-762mm) Hg vacuum gauge
  • Panel-mounted, four inch, Bourdon tube-type, glycerine-filled 0–600 PSI (41.4 bar) pressure gauge
  • Top-mounted, transparent reservoir with baffles – 5.3 gallon (20 Lpm) capacity
  • Removable filler/breather cap
  • Transparent pump suction line
  • Transparent pump outlet port transmission line
  • ON/OFF switch with thermal overload protection
  • Stainless-steel tubing with Swage-Lok®-type stainless-steel connectors
  • Face-plates finished with anodized, brushed aluminum
  • Rugged, welded, powder-coat finished frame with storage shelf
  • Adjustable height inlet tube inside tank
  • Discharge tube above the oil level

Relevant Subjects

  • Ag Mechanics

Designed for:

  • High School
  • Industry
  • Technical College

Additional information



Automotive I Diesel I Hands-On Training I Hydraulic Pump Operations I Physic of Hydraulic Pump

Product Documents

Pump Cavitation Trainer


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