Please advise a pump type (types) for the following pressure boosting application: - relatively low viscosity fluid, 403 micro Pa-s, - specific gravity, 1.34, - flow rate, 0.161 l/s (2.6 USGPM), - DeltaP, 676 kPa (98 psi), - Temperature, 22C - NPSHA about 3 meters. We are considering a regenerative turbine type pump, but are looking for alternatives. What would be the best choice if low bhp was the primary performance criteria?
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Ross Mackay Forum Moderator 94 Posts
Re: Pressure-boosting pump20 December 2006 at 1:29pmA low flow rate with a high head, could often use a regenerative turbine pump. However, they are usually better suited to light duty applications. For heavier duties, a positive displacement pump would be more appropriate. I would tend towards a progressive cavity design if they can handle the pressure requirement.