Fundamental of pumps
Table of contents:-
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP OPERATION
POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
Types of Gears Used In Pumps
Positive Displacement Pump Characteristic Curve
Centrifugal pumps basically consist of a stationary pump casing and an impeller mounted on a
rotating shaft. The pump casing provides a pressure boundary for the pump and contains
channels to properly direct the suction and discharge flow.
The pump casing has suction and discharge penetrations for the main flow path of the pump and normally has a small drain and vent fittings to remove gases trapped in the pump casing or to drain the pump casing for maintenance.
Figure 1 is a simplified diagram of a typical centrifugal pump that shows the relative locations
of the pump suction, impeller, volute, and discharge.
The pump casing guides the liquid from the suction connection to the center, or eye, of the impeller. The vanes of the rotating impeller impart a radial and rotary motion to the liquid, forcing it to the outer periphery of the pump casing where it is collected in the outer part of the pump casing called the volute. The volute is a region that expands in a cross-sectional area as it wraps around the pump casing.
The purpose of the volute is to collect the liquid discharged from the periphery of the impeller at high velocity and gradually cause a reduction in fluid velocity by increasing the flow area.
This converts the velocity head to static pressure. The fluid is then discharged from the pump through the discharge connection.
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