Centrifugal Pumps: System Characteristics & Selection

Centrifugal Pumps: System Characteristics & Selection is part two of the Centrifugal Pumps five-part training series.

The course provides a more in-depth knowledge of how a pump is chosen for a system based on the system in which it will be operating. This course presents students with the terminology used in understanding centrifugal pump performance in a system, including terms associated with head, pressure, suction, discharge, and Net Positive Suction Head.

Course objectives include:

  • Explain the system as it operates under normal parameters
  • Describe how fluid flows through a centrifugal pump system
  • Define terms associated with a centrifugal pump in a system
  • Identify factors that affect the normal parameters surrounding pump performance in a system
  • Apply system requirement concepts to the selection of an appropriate pump, including how to interpret pump performance curves and Affinity Laws.

Course menu:

System Characteristics

  • System Overview
  • Pressure and Head
  • NPSH
  • Pump Head

Factors Affecting Pump Performance

  • Cavitation and Recirculation
  • Liquid Properties

Selection Criteria

  • System Head Curves
  • Pump Performance Curves
  • Selecting a Pump

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