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Topic: Quick questions about centrifugal pumps

Would you please answer the following questions: 1. How is the rotational speed and the impeller diameter of a centrifugal pump determined, and what is the effect of viscosity? 2. What is the maximum viscosity when using centrifugal pumps? 3. What are the applications of flat characterization and dropping curve centrifugal pumps?
  • Avatar Ross Mackay Forum Moderator 94 Posts

    Re: Quick questions about centrifugal pumps

    1. The rotational speed and impeller diameter are established when the pump is selected for a specific duty as determined by the purchaser and supplier. The effect of higher viscosity is to reduce the efficiency of the pump and, in turn, reduce the head an capacity output.
    2. The maximum viscosity is determined by how badly the increase in velocity affects the efficiency and has no fixed number.
    3. I don’t understand this question, I’m afraid.

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  • Avatar Ecer Wang Community Member 1 Post

    Re: Quick questions about centrifugal pumps

    Thanks for share