Aerodynamics

  • Accurate flow rate and flow direction measurement
  • We work in both manufacturing and research applications
  • We can supply specialised products such as miniaturised Pitot tubes for any measurement problem
  • Increased safety and performance through rigourous testing

Aircraft Engine Research

Universities such as Sussex and Loughborough carry out research on behalf of Rolls Royce.

Furness Controls have supplied special miniature pitot tubes, designed to fit into confined spaces in the Aircraft engine to take airflow readings.

By using a number of transmitters and special multi-hole pitot tubes the rate and direction of the flow can be found. Special ‘rake’, 3-hole and 5-hole pitots have been supplied along with numerous Differential Pressure Transmitters (FCO332).

Wind Tunnels

Formula one Racing

Our precision micromanometer (FCO560) is ideal for wind tunnel monitoring due to its high level of reading accuracy, especially when temperature and absolute pressure correction is used.

Many Formula 1 companies have standardised on Furness Controls instruments within their own research and development facilities. 

Yacht design

Scale models are used in a wind tunnels to assist with hull and sail design for racing craft.  Using a series of small custom pitot tubes, placed along the mast, flow and pressure data can be visualised to aid in the improvement of efficiency and performance. 

Flow meter calibration

In the manufacture and supply of hot-wire or vane anemometers calibaration checks are crucial to ensure the sucess of the product.  The standard method used by suppliers and manufacturers alike is a wind tunnel equipped with our Precision Micromanometer (FCO560), calibrated to UKAS standards, and a Furness Controls Static Pitot Tube (FCO65).