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Pumps: Handle More Flow

Success often depends upon lowering head losses or raising pump pressure

By Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor

Straightforward hydraulic systems follow simple rules. For non-Newtonian and incompressible fluids, flow and net pressure drop are directly related. Consider the water transfer system shown in *Figure 1*. Wastewater generated in Unit 1 is stored in tank T1. Some of the water is reused in Unit 2. The remaining wastewater goes to treatment via vessel V1 in Unit 2. When Unit 2 isn’t running, centrifugal pump P1 provides the head for transferring the water from tank T1 to vessel V1.

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