PTS flow bench build

The design of this bench evolved from a forum of enthusiasts with many succesful examples built. After building the bench, I can certainly attest to the design and though I did not use all the electronic gadgets that were developed for the bench,  the ones that I did buy and use work very well.

Plans and parts can be purchased from PTS Flowbench Technology:
PTS hosts a very helpful forum for those that embark on the build.

Aside from the plans, here’s what I bought from PTS:

I didn’t go for the PTS digital manometer and software (by all accounts a fine unit) opting instead for the Performance Trends Port Flow analyser and black box which I am very happy with:

I built provision for 6 Ametek 19996-00 vacuum motors but only installed 4. This ended up delivering about 290cfm @ 28″ depression.

Here’s the final product: