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Department of Chemical Engineering

IIT Kanpur
CHE-391A, Unit Operations Lab
End Semester Examination, 2017-18
Experiment no: 04- Centrifugal Pump
Q.1 (35 Points) Perform the Experiment for the Centrifugal pump, based on Performed
experiment:
a) (15 points) Plot the graphs for the head developed for the parallel and series combination of Pumps
with one sample calculation for both configuration and discuss briefly the results obtained. Fit the
data obtained with appropriate equation for the head developed in both the configuration of pumps.
b) (10 points) Perform also the error analysis for both the cases .
b) (10 points) Plot the graph of Flow rate Vs RPM for both the individual single stage configuration of
pumps alon with the suitable equations obtained for individual pumps.
Q.2 (0.5 points) Write bernouli equation for the following configuration of flow between points 1 &
2 . Pressure head developed by pump 1 and 2 are △h1 and △h2. Velocity at point 1 is V1.

Sealed

P0
L,d1,f1 L1, d1, f2

h 1 2

L2, d1, f3

450 H
2

Q.3 (0.5 points) A highly viscous fluid is to transported in the following configuration .Point 1 is at
suction and 2 is the drain point . V1 and V2 are :

V2
V1

a) Diaphragm valve and ball valve b) Ball valve and diaphragm valve c) Ball valve and globe valve
Q.4. (0.5 points) Fluid at temperature ‘T1’ and ‘T2’ are to be pumped such that T1> T2 , at the
similar flow condition. Fluid which will be having more tendency to cavitate pump :

a) Fluid at T1 b) Fluid at T2 c) Both fluid have equal tendency to cavitate

Q.5. (0.5 points) Pressure head developed by pump is given by equation H=H0-BQ2. All the pumps
are similar.Pressure head developed in following combination of pump between points 1 and 2 for flow
rate of “Q” is :

1 2

a) H0-3BQ2/4 b) H0-BQ2/4 c) 2H0-BQ2/4 d) 2H0-3BQ2/4

Q.6 (0.5 points) For a fully developed laminar flow of fluid in a pipe, Velocity field is given by V=Vx(y).
Before the entrance length :
a) dV /dx and dV /dy both equals zero b) dV/dx and dV/ dy both not equal to zero
c) dV /dx not equal to zero but dV /dy equals zero d) dV /dx equals zero but dV /dy not zero