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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
Head (ft)
163.171
NPSHA (ft)
0.1155
BHP
25.93 hp
Spesific Speed
856.566 rpm
Jenis impeller
Radial Vane
(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
Head (ft)
492.328
NPSHA (ft)
0.382
Number of unit
Type

BHP
Spesific Speed
Jenis impeller

23.46 hp
372.964 rpm
Radial Vane
(Source: Authors Personal Data)

A.1. Pump P-201

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
Head=

P
x 2.31=148.33 ft
SG

Required Head =Head+10 Safety factor=163.17 ft

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

Head
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:

Absolute Total Pressure at Pump Suction


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

Head=

P
x 2.31=447.571 ft
SG

Required Head=Head+10 Safety factor=492.328 ft


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

Head

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.