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# Pump (P-201/P-203)

Both water and KOH in the H2 production process is pumped before entering water
electrolysis process to increase the pressure of the fluid. It essentially needs to flow the fluid
from high pressure to the lower pressure.
Table Specification of Pump P-201

Name
Code
Function

## Spesification of the Equipment

Water Pump
P-201
To increase water pressure before entering

mixer
Number of unit
1
Type
Centrifugal Pump
Operation Data
3
Liquid Volume Flow (m /h) 107.125
Temperature (oC)
25
Suction Pressure (kPa)
100
Discharge Pressure (kPa)
400
163.171
NPSHA (ft)
0.1155
BHP
25.93 hp
Spesific Speed
856.566 rpm
Jenis impeller
(Source: Authors Personal Data)
Table Specification of Pump P-203

Name
Code
Function

## Spesification of the Equipment

KOH Pump
P-203
To increase KOH pressure before entering

mixer
1
Centrifugal Pump
Operation Data
Liquid Volume Flow (m3/h) 106.5
Temperature (oC)
25
Suction Pressure (kPa)
50
Discharge Pressure (kPa)
400
492.328
NPSHA (ft)
0.382
Number of unit
Type

BHP
Spesific Speed
Jenis impeller

23.46 hp
372.964 rpm
(Source: Authors Personal Data)

## Maximum flow rate

: 472 USGPM
Spesific Gravity
:1
Transferred Fluid
: Water
Required differentual head is determined as follows:

## Absolute Total Pressure at Pump Suction

14.503
From Water Tank
Elevation
Friction piping
Friction valve

8
0.75
-0.5
-0.2
14.553

psia
psia
psi
psi

8 psia
0.1462 psig
Absolute Total Pressure at Pump Discharge
58.015
Water To Mixer
Elevation
Friction piping
Friction valve
Friction filter

1
2.754
3
2
13
78.769

psia
psi
psi
psi
psi

1 psia
64.069
1 psig
Differential pressure between suction and discharge is 64.2153 psi

P
x 2.31=148.33 ft
SG

NPSHA

## From Water Tank

Elevation
Friction piping
Friction valve
Fluid vapor pressure

14.5038
0.75
-0.5
-0.2
-14.5038
0.05

psia
psia
psi
psi
psia
psi

## So, NPSHA is 0.1155.

Hydraulic Power

USGP
Q

472 M
163.17

SG
Hydraulic Power

1 ft
1
19.448 hp
14.496 kW

Actual Horsepower

Hydraulic Power
Eff
BHP

Spesific Speed
N sd =

( rpm ) Q ( GPM )

[ H ( ft ) ]

3
4

=856.566

19.448 hp
0.75
25.931 BHP
19.331 Kw

## Figure A. 1 Impeller shapes related to specific speed

From Figure above, it can be seen thay type of impeller for this pump is the Radial Vane.
A.2. Pump (P-202)

## Maximum flow rate

: 469 USGPM
Spesific Gravity
: 0.30176
Transferred Fluid
: KOH Solution
Required differentual head is determined as follows:

KOH Tank
Elevation
Friction piping
Friction valve

7.2518
0.75
-0.5
-0.2
7.3018
-7.3981

psia
psia
psi
psi
psia
psig

## Absolute Total Pressure at Pump Discharge

KOH to Mixer
Elevation
Friction piping
Friction valve
Friction filter

58.015 psia
2.754 psi
3 psi
2 psi
0 psi
65.769 psia
51.069 psig
Differential pressure between suction and discharge is 58.46721 psi

P
x 2.31=447.571 ft
SG

NPSHA

## From KOH Tank

Elevation
Friction piping
Friction valve
Fluid vapor pressure

7.25189
0.75
-0.5
-0.2
- 7.25189
0.05

psia
psia
psi
psi
psia
psi

## So, NPSHA is 0.382.

Hydraulic Power

USGP
Q

469 M
492.32

8 ft
0.3017

SG
Hydraulic Power

6
17.595 hp
13.124 kW

Actual Horsepower

Hydraulic Power
Eff
BHP

Spesific Speed

17.595 hp
0.75
23.46 BHP
17.489 Kw

N sd =

( rpm ) Q ( GPM )

[ H ( ft ) ]

3
4

=372.964 rpm

## Figure A. 2 Impeller shapes related to specific speed

From Figure above, it can be seen thay type of impeller for this pump is the Radial Vane.