3. A centrifugal pump requires 40 ft head to deliver water from low level to higher level.

If pump speed is 1600 rpm, determine the impeller diameter of the centrifugal pump. Solution: Solve for velocity, v: √

√ (

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Solve for diameter of the impeller, D:

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4. The suction pressure of a pump reads 2 in of mercury vacuum and discharge pressure reads 130psi is use to deliver 100 gpm of water with specific volume of 0.0163 ft3/lb. Determine the pump work. Solution:

w: ⁄ ⁄ ⁄ Solve for pressure head.Solve for density of fluid. P: ( ) ( ) ( ) . h: ( ) Solve for pump work.

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