Common Problems in Centrifugal Pumps

Cavitation Cavitation is a serious operational-type problem that takes place where there is insufficient suction pressure to meet the NPSH requirements of the pump. “Cavitation” implies a dynamic process of formation of bubbles inside the liquid, their growth and subsequent collapse (implosion) as the liquid flows through the pump. Cavitation results in loss of volumetric …

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Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal Pumps Centrifugal Pumps are by far the most widely used of fluid handling pump types due to its design simplicity, durability, versatility and economics. More than 85% of all the installed pumps in any typical factories/plants are centrifugal pumps. The distinctive features and unique operating characteristics of centrifugal pumps will be further discussed below. A …

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Mechanical Seal Basic Component

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