PERFORMANCE OF CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS IN SLURRY SERVICE

The effect of included solids on the centrifugal pump performance is a major consideration in slurry system design. The theoretical analysis of the losses in the pump passages shows the effect of individual variables involved. The analysis is based on the assumption that the head loss due to the presence of solid particles can be attributed to two additive terms which are the interactions among the particles and between the particles and fluid and the energy expended in maintaining the solids in suspension. The final equation was confirmed by the experimental data from Worthington Laboratory. Some conclusions are drawn and followup research is suggested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at HYDROTRANSPORT 3--Third International Conference on the Hydraulic Transport of Solids in Pipes, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., May 15-17, 1974. Sponsored by BHRA Fluid Engineering. Complete set of Conference papers available for $45.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  USA  80401
  • Authors:
    • Vocadlo, J J
    • Koo, J K
    • Prang, A J
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper J2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM