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Prevent Paired-Pump Problems

Operating centrifugal pumps in series demands care

By Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor
Oct 19, 2016

The centrifugal booster pump was vibrating and running hot. The pump took liquid from two sources and pumped it to a third unit. Figure 1 shows the original pump installation — as well as equipment added later and a better option, as we’ll discuss.

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