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Pump cavitation and how to avoid it - Water news from Xylem

The good news is that cavitation and the downstream impact on maintenance and repair . water subjected to a pressure of 2337 N/m2 at 20°C will The impact of cavitation on a pump. Cavitation causes pump performance deterioration, mechanical damage, noise and vibration which can ...<<more>>

Centrifugal Pump Cavitation Review - Engineers Edge

Cavitation in a centrifugal pump has a significant effect on pump performance. Cavitation degrades the performance of a pump, resulting in a fluctuating flow rate and discharge pressure. Cavitation can also be destructive to pumps internal components....<<more>>

Irrigation Water Pumps — Publications

Basic Pump Operating Characteristics “Head” is a term commonly used with pumps. Head refers to the height of a vertical column of water. Pressure and head are interchangeable concepts in irrigation because a column of water 2.31 feet high is equivalent to 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of pressure....<<more>>


On Sump Design For Obtaining Optimum Performance from Pumps "Something is wrong with the pump-it is second at minimum water level is good practice. If some elements of good practice must be violated in a given sump intake structures of vertical wet pit pumps, and methods leading to their solution"; by H. W. Fraser, Engineer, Worthington ...<<more>>

Comparison of cavitation prediction for a centrifugal pump

The cavitation effect on the hydraulic performance of pumps has been extensively investigated; such effect can cause significant changes in the deviation angle as the flow leaves the impeller and ...<<more>>

Pump Cavitation Causes - EnggCyclopedia

Pump Cavitation Definition. Pump cavitation is the formation and subsequent collapse or implosion of vapor bubbles in a pump. It occurs when gas bubbles are formed in the pump due to drop in absolute pressure of the liquid below vapor pressure....<<more>>

Low NPSH pump has cavitation under control | Grundfos

In the multi-stage Low NPSH pump designed for Loos, the first impeller used is a version with particularly good suction performance: among other features, this impeller is (in terms of volume) larger than would be required for the operating location; the geometry of the shaft and the chamber was also changed....<<more>>

Understanding Net Positive Suction Head - Pump School

Understanding Net Positive Suction Head . Atmospheric Pressure . Soda water is a good example of a high vapor pressure liquid. Even at room temperature the carbon Pump cavitation occurs when the pressure in the pump inlet drops below the vapor pressure of the liquid. Vapor bubbles form at the inlet of the pump and are...<<more>>

Centrifugal pump system tips, do's and dont's

Aside from the normal end suction pump, vertical turbine and submersible pumps, Their maintenance will often be neglected and the pump will suffer from poor performance and perhaps cavitation. If you have an old centrifugal pump and no data from the manufacturer this chart can help you predict the NPSH required and avoid cavitation. You ...<<more>>

Introduction to Pumping Systems Chapter 6 - Alaska DEC

• Axial Flow Pumps • Can Turbine Pumps • Cavitation • Centrifugal Force • Centrifugal Pump • Close-coupled Pumps mon pump used in water systems. Dynamic pumps can be operated for short above the pump. Vertical turbine pumps are either mixed or axial flow devices. 7 Centrifugal Pump ...<<more>>

Selecting Centrifugal Pumps - Pumps, Valves and Service

6 A m Area A m Distance between measuring point and pump flange a m, mm Width of a rectangular elbow B m, mm Vertical distance from suction pipe to floor...<<more>>


VERTICAL INLINE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Types VL, VLS, VLF VLF VL VLS. 2 A3d.1 4/06 Supercedes 10/03 PPACOACO required NPSH specified on the pump performance curve. • Always allow sufficient accessibility for maintenance to the parameters of the performance curve. If cavitation, vapor binding, or other unstable operation...<<more>>

Large Vertical Circulating Water Pumps

The Vertical Advantage TM: Innovation. Performance. Versatility. Unique design features, including many patented enhancements, provide a set of customer benefits we call The Vertical AdvantageTM. 2 Large Vertical Circulating Water Pumps Tough Jobs....<<more>>

Considering NPSH When Making a Pump Selection | Intro to Pumps

Over time, cavitation will cause wear within the impeller, which will increase the NPSH required by the pump and increase the amount of cavitation occurring within the pump. Thankfully, cavitation is generally a noisy phenomenon, and a pump experiencing cavitation is generally easy to identify....<<more>>

Selection Of Centrifugal Pumping Equipment -

equipment that will provide satisfactory performance requires good understanding of existing conditions. Design restrictions, operating conditions of the water by the pump impeller. It is the amount of Selection Of Centrifugal Pumping Equipment Page 4 static head may vary with time due to the changes in the system....<<more>>


The performance or characteristic curve of the pump 13. How to select a centrifugal pump - How to verify that your centrifugal pump is providing the rated pressure or head? Back in the old days domestic water supply was simpleraaah the good old days. Goodnight John boy.. Figure 1a The old days. page….6...<<more>>

Positive Displacement vs Centrifugal Pumps Guide – When to

Performance curve comparison . For visual reference of the performance comparisons between the two working principles see below performance curves that show how both centrifugal and positive displacement pumps' duty are affected by different factors....<<more>>


INTRODUCTION Cavitation is a major concern in many pumping applications because it can result in reduced pump performance and/or impeller blade damage. Cavitation performance can be dependent upon the fluid and its operating temperature.This dependency can result in...<<more>>

Reading Centrifugal Pump Curves

water expressed in feet. Centrifugal pump curves show pressure as head, which is the equivalent height of water method of calculating if the pump will work or not. Cavitation—cavities or voids in liquid. Bubbles take up A centrifugal pump performance curve is a tool that shows how a pump will perform in terms of...<<more>>

Cavitation in Centrifugal Pumps | Vinayak Singh -

(m OF WATER) 2 VAPOUR HEAD 6 1 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 TEMPRATURE (°C) Fig.1 The vapour head verses temperature graph for water 1.2.7 CAVITATION PARAMETER This is non-dimensional ratio of forces suppressing cavitation to the forces causing cavitation....<<more>>

Overhaul Issues on Vertical Pumps - ProPump Services

Overhaul Issues on Vertical Pumps EPRI/NMAC Pump Users Group meet performance • All blades equal to minimize hydraulic imbalance • Proper profiling at inlets and exits. ProPump Services Case Example – Large Circulating Water Pump Case Example – Large Circulating Water Pump...