“The Blue Box” Retro fit this digital Manometer to any flowbench
Article by: Nick Smithberg – Smithberg Racing
I have used this box for the past 6 months and REALLY like all of the things incorporated into it. First the construction of the box is really nice. It’s made of a blue anodized aluminum housing with plated metal nipple fittings. It’s robust and of high quality so I went out of my way to buy a brand new blue anodized laptop to match! Setup to retrofit this onto my heavily modified Saenz S-600 flowbench was pretty straight forward as far as hookup is concerned. With the aid of Larry Cavanaugh to help me get the software uploaded onto my laptop, I cannot express the amount of customer support he has given me along the way. Questions, concerns, etc Larry was there each and every time via email or phone. You can tell the passion he has to put out a quality product and is open to suggestions for improvement upon it. I gave a few recommendations and he got right at making the upgrades to the software portion for a few added useful features – thanks Larry!
Lets talk next about the software portion. What can it do? Inside it has a onboard CPU with its own internal database for record keeping. Finally a single place to store all of the information from flow testing and also has a way to upload 4 pictures of what you are testing for a visual frame of reference. You have the means to change orifice size on the fly which is a time saver. You can make sensor adjustments using a slide bar on the screen all while never having to shut the box down to reset. Most importantly you get live converted cfm readings, velocity in feet per second, and inches of water column shown on the display. This also calculates cross sectional area of the given port being tested while using a pitot tube. There is a screen where some cylinder head information can be inputted and it will use the flow test results to calculate a bunch more info for you to be able to check port efficiency. Sure beats calculating by hand or inputting into a separate spreadsheet. There are portions of Pipemax uploaded onto it which is nice to have incorporated since I personally bounce around on a bunch of different programs and this saves me a little time. I’m sure I’m missing some of its features but as of now I haven’t used another digital manometer packed with so many features as this. Its well thought out for the end user and also has ease of downloadable updates via http://the-bluebox.com/ which usually come by email.
If you are in the market to upgrade to a digital manometer you simply cannot go wrong with “The Blue Box.” So much value incorporated into a very affordable box, quality construction, and made right here in the great USA! Please take the time to inquire by reaching C&D Technologies here - http://the-bluebox.com/contactus.html and let Larry know you read this article.
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