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Measuring Cubic Feet

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by WILM, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. WILM

    WILM Member

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    Ok, So here is the situation;

    I have a fog machine that lists everything I want to know but its CU^3 output per minute. Would anyone know a simple way to measure or test the output of said machine?

    I know WxHxL=V, but is there a practical solution or test that could be done to measure said unit?
     
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    Wow , I would have thought the CFM would be listed. Perhaps you could find a freindly HVAC contractor < I know contractor and freindly in the same sentence.> and have them measure measure the output with a Venometer. I think that's the right term, anyway, thay have these cool tools for measuring the output of individual air vents they supply information about CFM.
     
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    Check to see if they listed a metric abbreviation: cms could be cubic meters per second.

    Or contact the vendor.

    Joe
     
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    Whats the machine?
     
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    Thanks for all of your suggestions.
    The machine is a Rosco 1700. It lists all the data in the manual aside from the per minute output.
     
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    From their website, might be the only way.
     
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    It could be just me, but isn't the output of the machine dependent on the settings, fluid, etc.? I am not particularly familiar with the Rosco 1700, but most foggers have variable outputs, which may be why they don't list it.
     
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    If you can figure out/measure the velocity of the fog coming out of the opening you can multiply that by the total area of the opening to obtain a volume/time. Just be careful to use the same units.
     
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    Thanks for all the help.:cool:
     

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