centrifugal pump Articles

  • Submersible Pumps vs. Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps

    When selecting a centrifugal pump for bypass work, the first consideration should be NPSHR by the pump. Neglecting the NPSHR of the pump is the single most common mistake when choosing a self-priming or priming assisted pump. A function of the pump design requires part of the 33.9 ft (14.7 in.) available as further defined in this article. A centrifugal, and in a way submersibles, require part ...

  • The Versatility of Hydraulic Submersible Pumps

    Hydraulic submersible pumps offer flexibility and performance When determining a pump for an application, there are a number of factors to consider. Hydraulic submersible pumps are an option and give the added benefit of run dry capability, especially when electric powered pumps are of concern due to potential electrical hazards or other reasons, or diesel driven centrifugal pumps ...

  • Sanitary Pump Application

    Sanitary pumps involve the delivery of all human contact products such as pharmaceuticals, dairy products, beverages, foodstuffs, cosmetics, food additives, fine chemicals and the like. There are four basic types of sanitary pumps, centrifugal, volumetric, jet and air. Centrifugal ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Horsepower on the pump curve

    Now that the head capacity relationship along the X and Y axes of the pump curve has been established in Part 1 of this series, the pump curve can be used to determine the amount of horsepower required to meet the head and capacity requirements for the job. Horsepower is a unit of power equal to 550 foot pounds per second or 746 watts. Water horsepower is the minimum power ...

  • Pumping at Subzero Temperatures

    Pumping of cryogenic (low-temperature) products is important for many applications, especially in the field of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Sulzer J-unit is a special sealing system for cryogenic pumps. It was invented more than 60 years ago. The evolution of the J-unit design since then has been impressive and has now resulted in a recently filed patent application by Sulzer. ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Multiphase pumps for energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment

    Multiphase pumps are unique products with outstanding features compared to conventional centrifugal pumps. The approach consists of using the pumps not only for transport of liquids but also for partial gas supply and as dynamic mixer for gas enrichment. Therefore this novel pump conception barely has ...

  • Pumps for energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment

    Multiphase pumps are unique products with outstanding features compared to conventional centrifugal pumps. The approach consists of using the pumps not only for transport of liquids but also for partial gas supply and as dynamic mixer for gas enrichment. Therefore this novel pump conception barely has something in common with a standard pump. Even the mode of ...

  • Winter is coming: precautions to protect your pumps

    Now that we are running up to December, the weather in the Northern hemisphere is slowly getting colder and colder. Although Western Europe has been fortunate with a reasonably mild fall, we are expected to get a harsh winter this year, meaning that it is good to prepare for the cold season. Being pump people, this means that we need to take precautions to protect our equipment. This applies to ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Winter is coming: precautions to protect your pumps

    Now that we are running up to December, the weather in the Northern hemisphere is slowly getting colder and colder. Although Western Europe has been fortunate with a reasonably mild fall, we are expected to get a harsh winter this year, meaning that it is good to prepare for the cold season. Being pump people, this means that we need to take precautions to protect our ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Pump with 900 foot head (that has hi-pressure, hi-flow, and hi-head pumping capacity)

    GRIFFIN 3 STAGE JET PUMPS These pumps are capable of delivering fl ow over 1,400 gallons per minute and head conditions up to 900 feet. They come equipped with hand-operated diaphragm primers as standard but can be equipped for automatic priming. Griffi n jet ...

  • Pumping Up Safety, Efficiency and A Smarter Design

    The Opportunity The Progress Energy’s Lee Plant, located in Goldsboro, N.C., originally enlisted nine vertical sump pumps within the plant as yard drain pumps – pumps that have motors that are located above the pump and a line shaft that extends down into the length of the sump – whereas the pump is actually at the bottom of the sump. The pumps were enlisted to remove ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • EDUR Multiphase Pumps for energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment

    Multiphase pumps are unique products with outstanding features compared to conventional centrifugal pumps. The approach consists of using the pumps not only for transport of liquids but also for partial gas supply and as dynamic mixer for gas enrichment. Therefore this novel pump conception barely has something in common with a standard pump. Even the mode of ...

  • Raw water clarification by flotation with microbubbles and nanobubbles generated with a multiphase pump

    Raw water clarification by flotation was studied by injecting air into a centrifugal multiphase pump to generate microbubbles (MBs) and nanobubbles (NBs). Measurements of gas dispersion parameters were performed and optimal conditions were obtained using a pump pressure of 4 bar. Values showed a bubble Sauter diameter of 75 μm, an air holdup of 1.2%, a bubble surface area flux of 34 s−1 and an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring of typical pumps and aerator in a water treatment plant - Case Study

    Equipment, Context: Surface aerator:Vertical equipment, gearbox associated very high cost for wired solution, aggressive environment, very few visual and periodical inspections. Centrifugal pump: Located underground in concrete basement, busy area, pipes and metal structure all around. Effluent pump: Vertical equipment, ...


    By Wi-Care

  • Magnetic driven pumps in Molten sulphur service case study

    MD51EFDKR-3U88/06C with NORD SK12XZ-140TC and Reliance 2 HP, TEFC-XE motor Pumping Molten Sulphur is most challenging. Sulphur temperatures must be controlled within a 120-155o C range. Outside this temperature sulphur solidifies. Sulphur has a distinct odour and is highly corrosive in the presence of moisture. Where leakage from common packed style pumps was unacceptable, a ROTAN ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Pump Contract for MARS Tanker. Logistic Support Ship - Case Study

    In 2010 following many months of dialogue with BMT Naval Architects the initial purchase enquiry for the supply of pumps and systems for the 4 new logistic support ships for the U.K RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) was received from the Korean Shipyard DSME. DESMI participated in the tender process from the very beginning and had an open and honest dialogue with both the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Energy Efficient Vertical Turbine Pumps Promote Sustainable Mining Efforts

    The computational fluid dynamics process advances highly efficient pump designs for difficult applications. Energy is a strategic input for the mining industry in Latin America and worldwide. Mining requires large amounts of energy, which drives up total operational costs. In Chile, mining companies consume 34 percent of the total energy produced in the country and spend approximately ...

  • Bell & Gossett introduces new hydronic pump selection criteria to maximize system efficiency

    Energy and maintenance expenses account for approximately 75 percent of the life-cycle costs of a centrifugal pump. With a growing emphasis on reducing energy consumption driven by government regulation and businesses seeking operational and financial efficiencies, HVAC system designers are seeking system solutions that maximize efficiencies while reducing costs. To address this demand and the ...

  • Vibration – What is It? How does it Affect My Operation? What can I Do About It?

    ABSTRACTThis paper describes how pump vibration can create problems in conveyance systems. Potential sources of vibration are reviewed as well as factors that affect pump vibration. Examples are presented that demonstrate pump vibration problems: (1) when a wet well level was lowered to obtain system storage capacity, (2) in a new installation, and (3) when one pump in an installation functioned ...

  • Gorman-Rupp On Line Hydraulics Training Courses

    Gorman-Rupp's on line training courses are designed to familiarize the user with the workings of a pump as well as centrifugal pump hydraulics and system hydraulics. Areas of focus include how to: Compute the Total Dynamic Head or how to read a performance chart Determine the system head curve or the net positive suction head Solve many problems associated with pumps ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

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