Pumps

All types of pumps, head, NPSH, power, cavitation and more

Section summary

Process Engineer's Tools is still in development, however the Fluid Mechanics section has been opened.

Please find below the list of articles available.

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Pumps
Efficiency
Classification of pumps
Head and pressure
Temperature rise
Pneumatic transport
Recommended pneumatic transport velocities

Pumps - Performance characteristics

Introduction to performance characteristics charts of pumps and how to use them

Pumps - Performance characteristics changes

How performance of the pump changes depending on the circuit it is connected to

Pumps – Efficiency

Determine efficiency of pumps, use efficiency to calculate pump power...etc...

Pumps – Power Requirements

Calculation of the power required for a pump for a give duty

Pumps – Head

Introduction to pump head, determine the pump head

Pumps – NPSH

Introduction to pump NPSH, determine the pump NPSH, design to avoid cavitation

Pumps – Cavitation

Introduction to pump cavitation, why it happens and how to avoid it

Pumps - Classification of pumps and area of use

Selecting the right pump type and chose in between centrifugal and positive displacement pump

Pumps – Pump head and pressure

Converting pump head to pressure and pressure to pump head

Pumps – Temperature rise in pumps

Calculation of the temperature rise in a pump

Pumps – Parallel or Series operation

Head and flowrate calculations for pumps in parallel or series

Pneumatic transport and conveying – Types of pneumatic transport

Dilute phase and dense phase pneumatic conveying line

Pneumatic transport and conveying – Recommended transport velocity

Recommended velocity to transport solids in pneumatic transport lines