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# CENTRIFUGAL PUMP LAB Part 1.

Characteristics of a Single Pump (N = 2800 rpm) Measurements Discharge Torque Pressure Discharge Q (L min1) T (mN m) p (kPa) Q (m3 s1) Analysed Data Head Power In Power Out Efficiency H (m) I (W) Pout (W) (%)

## Graphs Graph 1.1: Graph 1.2: Graph 1.3: H vs Q I vs Q vs Q

Q should be on the horizontal axis in L min1 (the numbers would be too small in m3 s1). H (in m), I (in W) and (as %) should be on the vertical axes.

## Specific-Speed Calculation At maximum efficiency point: Q ______ m3 s1 H ______ m Ns ______ rpm

Part 2. Characteristics of a Single Pump (N = 1400 rpm) Measurements Discharge Torque Pressure Discharge Q (L min1) T (mN m) p (kPa) Q (m3 s1) Analysed Data Head Power In Power Out Efficiency H (m) I (W) Pout (W) (%)

Hydraulic Scaling
Q2 N 2 H 2 N2 , = = , Q1 N 1 H1 N 1 Here, N1 = 2800 rpm, N2 = 1400 rpm.
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I2 N2 = , I1 N 1

Discharge Q (L min1)

Efficiency (%)

## Graphs Graph 2.1: Graph 2.2: Graph 2.3: H vs Q I vs Q vs Q

Units as for Part 1. On each graph include both your measurements at 1400 rpm and data scaled from 2800 rpm to 1400 rpm.

Part 3. Pumps in Series Measurements Discharge Pressure Q (L min1) p (kPa) Analysed Data Head H (m)

Deduced from Characteristics of a Single Pump (in Part 1) Same Q H = 2H1 Discharge Q (L min1) Head H (m)

## Graphs Graph 3.1: H vs Q

Units as for Part 1. On the same graph include your measurements for the two-pump system and values deduced from Part 1.