Scope of Standard: Ideally, the flow of liquid into any pump should be uniform, steady, and free from swirl and entrained air. Lack of uniformity through inlet connection can result in pumps not operating to optimum design condition and at a lower hydraulic efficiency. This technically advanced standard discusses the proper design for:
What You Will Learn/Overall Benefits:
Applicable Markets: Water and wastewater, process service, petrochemical service and other industries that funnel water and other liquids through intake connections to a pump.
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Content: Physical model studies intake structures and when they are necessary, inlet bell design, required submergence for minimizing surface vortices, computational fluid dynamics, performance enhancements for trench-type wet wells, alternate formed suction intake designs, specific phenomena adversely affecting pumps as well as remedial measures.
Hot Link to TOC: http://www.pumps.org/estore/stdi/9.8a.pdf
Who Should Buy This Standard: Pump OEMs and pump manufacturers responsible for proper intake design and pump OEMs and engineering consulting firms confirming that intake designs follow standards.