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Chapter 4 : Centrifugal Pumps

Q. 1. Classify hydraulic pumps. Ans. Pumps may bi placed in one of the two general categories. (i) Dynamic pressure pumps: centrifugal pump, jet pump, propeller, and turbine. (ii) Positive, displacement pump: Piston plunger, gear, lab, vane, screw etc. Q. 2. Distinguish between the positive and nonpositive displacement pumps. Ans. Positive displacement pump: It causes a fluid to move by trapping a fixed amount of it then forcing (displacing) that trapped volume into the discharge pipe. E.g. Lobe, gear, screw, vage pump etc. Non-positive displacement pump (rotodynamic pump) - It is pump in which the dynamic motion of a fluid is increased by pump action. e.g. centrifugal, turbine, propeller etc. Q. 3. What is the principle of working of a Centrifugal Pump? Ans. It is very clear that the principle used for centrifugal pump is the centrifugal force in the form of dynamic pressure which is generated by rotary motion of one or more rotating wheels called the impellers. Q. 4. Sketch layout installation and label it. Ans. of a centrifugal pump

Q. 5. Distinguish between volute casing and vortex casing in a centrifugal pump. Ans. Volute casingThis is a spiral shaped whose area of cross-section gradually increases towards the delivery pipe. The velocity of liquid decreases as area increases along the path of flow. This arrangement converts K.E. into pressure energy. The efficiency of this casing is less than others. Larger amount of energy is lost due to formation of eddies.

Fig. Different types of casings. Vortex casingWhen a circular chamber is introduced between the impeller and casing, the casing is known as vortex casing. In this case, the liquid from the impeller enters into the vortex chamber and then through the volute chamber, in this arrangement, the eddy loss is

volute chamber, in this arrangement, the eddy loss is considerably reduced and the efficiency of conversion from K.E. into pressure energy is increased as compared with volute casing. Q. 6. Explain different types of impellers used in centrifugal pump with neat sketch. Ans. (1) Closed, semiclosed and open impellers in the closed impellers the vanes are covered with side plates (shrouds) on both sides. The back shroud is mounted into shaft and front shroud is coupled to the former by the vanes. The arrangement provides a smooth passage for the liquid; wear is reduced to minimum. This ensures full capacity operation with high efficiency for a prolonged running period.

Fig. (,) Open (ii) Semi-open (iii) Enclosed Semi-open impeller has a plate only on back side. The design is adopted to industrial pump problems which required a rugged pump to handle liquids containing fibrous material such as paper pulp, sugar molasses and sewage water etc. in open impeller, no shroud or plate is provided on either side i.e., the vanes are open on both sides. Such pumps are used where the pump has a very rough duty to perform i.e. to handle abrasive liquids etc. (ii) Axial, Radial and mixed flow impellersIn the axial flow pumps, the head is developed by the propelling or lift action of the vanes on the liquid which enters the impeller axially and discharges axially

Fig. Axial radial and mixed flow impellers. In radial flow impellers, the head is developed by the action of centrifugal force upon the liquid which enters the impeller axially at the centre and flows radially to the periphery. In the mixed flow impeller there is a combination of axial and radial flows. The head is developed partly by the action of centrifugal force and partly by axial propulsion. Q. 7. Draw velocity triangles for (i) Curved forward vanes. (ii) Radial vanes (iii) Curved backward vanes. How Eulers head varies with discharge? Also draw variation of power with discharge. Ans.

Eulers head variation with discharge: Is negative, so with increase in flow rate the Euler head rises. For radial vanes = 90 and cot = 0, so the head remains constant with variation in discharge. For curved backward vanes <90 and cot is positive. So with increase in mass flow rate the Eulers head falls.

Influence of impeller vane exit angle on power capacity relationship.

Q. 8. Define manometric head of a pump. Ans. The manometric head is defined as the head against which a centrifugal pump has to work. It is denoted by Hm. Q. 9. Define manometric efficiency. Ans. The ratio of manometric head to the head imported by the impeller to the water is known as manometric efficiency.

Q. 10. Define the following terms: (i) Suction head (ii) Delivery head (iii) Static head (iv) Manometric head (v) Hydraulic (vi) Manometric (viii) Volumetric (viii) Mechanical. Ans. 1.Suction head It is the vertical height of the centre line of the centrifugal pump above the water surface in the tank or pump from which water is to be lifted. This height is also called suction lift. 2. Delivery head -The vertical distance between the centre line of the pump and the water surface in the tank to which water is delivered is known as delivery head. 3. Static head-The sum of suction head and delivery head is known as static head. This is represented by H and is written as:

4. Manometric Head -The manometric head is defined as the head against which a centrifugal pump has to work. It is denoted by Hm. EFFICIENCIES OF A CENTRIFUGAL PUMP 1. Manometric efficiency -The ratio of the manometric head to the head imported by the impeller to the water is known as manometric efficiency. Mathematically, it is written as

2. Mechanical efficiencyMechanical losses in a pump represent the degradation of energy due to mechanical friction in packings, glands and bearings etc. it is defined as the ratio of the energy transferred to water by the rotor to the mechanical energy delivered at the shaft coupling.

3. Volumetric efficiencyLet Q denote the actual discharge at the pump outlet and. q represent the internal leakage, then the total or theoretical volume flowing through the impeller is (Q + q). Volumetric efficiency is defined as the ratio of actual to theoretical discharge.

4. Hydraulic efficiencyHydraulic losses due to fluid separation and energy consumed by friction in the flow. Hydraulic efficiency is defined as the ratio of actual head to the theoretical or Euler head.


=No of blades, = Euler head

Q. 11. Define the term Gross head.

Ans. Gross head: The Gross head or Total head is the difference between the water level at the reservoir (also known as head race) and the level at the tail race. Q. 12. Justify the statement centrifugal pumps having backward curved blades are preferred as compared to those having radial and forward curved blades. Ans. An angle of blades, > 90 leads to backward curved <900 means

90 means radial blades and

forward blades. It is found that with small angle means also a large absolute speed. The transformation of this speed energy in pressure energy in the peeler is connected with substantial losses. It is better to choose 90 for getting lower absolute speed c. In addition a large angle has the disadvantage that it requires with same delivery head a larger circumferential speed and so it causes larger wheel friction losses. Because if the larger difference of pressure between entrance and exit of the impeller, larger gap leakages are caused, these disadvantages cannot cover crucially better hydraulic efficiency. Therefore in centrifugal pumps only backward curved blades with angle> 900 (140160) are used. Q. 13. Discuss the influence of exit blade angle on the performance and efficiency of a centrifugal pump. Assume radial flow at entrance. Ans. Blade angle centrifugal pump When affects the efficiency of the > 90 efficiency - 75% 90 efficiency - 80% to 85% <90 efficiency 85% to 90% It is clear from the above results that when the exit angle of the blade is more than 90the efficiency is very less i.e. only 75% and as the angle decrease the efficiency increase. Efficiency is greater for acutes angles of the exit blades. When > 90 the speed is slow


> 90 the speed is slow = 90 the speed is medium <90 0 the speed is

high We know that efficiency depends upon the velocity, as the velocity increases efficiency also increases Q. 14. What compressor? is slip factor of centrifugal

Ans. Liquid is trapped between the impeller vanes. So there is no assurance that the actual fluid will follow the blade shape and leave the impeller in a radial direction. There is usually a sligh slippage of the fluid with respect to the blade rotation. If ) is called as slip. is reduced to then (

Slip factor Q. 15. What is priming of centrifugal pump? Ans. The filling of suction pipe, impeller casing and delivery pipe upto delivery valve by the liquid from outside source before starting the pump is known as priming. The air is removed and that portion is filled with the liquid to be pumped. Q. 16. How is the minimum starting speed of a centrifugal pump computed? Ans. The expression is given by: Starting speed, N Where = Manometric efficiency = whirl velocity = diameters Q. 17. What do you understand by characteristic curves of single stage centrifugal pump?

curves of single stage centrifugal pump? Ans. A centrifugal pump works under its maximum efficiency conditions. However when the pump is run at conditions different from design conditions, it performs differently. Therefore to predict the behavior of the pump under varying conditions of speeds, heads, discharges or powers, tests are usually conducted. So characteristic curves of centrifugal pumps are defined as those curves which are plotted from the results of a number of tests on the centrifugal pump. Performance characteristics of a pump fall into following categories. 1. Main characteristic curves 2. Operating characteristic curves 3. Constant efficiency or muschel curves 4. Constant head and constant discharge curves. 1. Main characteristic curvesThe main characteristic curves of a centrifugal pump consist of a variation of head (Hm), power and discharge with respect to speed as shown in figure (a).

For plotting curves of manometric head versus speed,

For plotting curves of manometric head versus speed, discharge is kept constant. For plotting curves of discharge versus speed, manometric head (Hm) is kept constant and for plotting the curves between power and speed the manometric head and discharge are kept constant. 2. Operating characteristic curves-The curves plotted from the results of a number of tests on a pump while running at its design speed are referred as characteristic curves. Fig. (b) shows the operating characteristic curves of a pump. The curves indicate the rotation between efficiency, power and head with respect to discharge. These are plotted for only one speed. Constant efficiency curves or Muschel curvesThe constant curves are also called the ISO-efficiency curves; depict the performance of a pump over its entire range

Constant efficiency curves of a pump of operation. Data for plotting these curves is obtained from main characteristic curves i.e. Vs. Q and H Vs. Q. As shown in figure (b) for particular efficiency a horizontal line is drawn which intersects the curves for different pump speeds on the Q plot. From the points of intersection the corresponding discharge valves are obtained. This information is thus transferred to H Vs. Q curve for corresponding speeds. Like wise for another value of efficiency, the points are obtained and protected. Points corresponding to one efficiency, are

protected. Points corresponding to one efficiency, are smoothly joined to get a constant efficiency curve. A cure for best performance is obtained when peak points to various ISO efficiency curves are joined. Constant efficiency curves help to locate the regions where the pump would operate with maximum efficiency. 4. Constant head and constant discharge curves-The performance of a variable speed pump for which the speed constantly varies can be determined by these curves.

Fig. Curves of a centrifugal pump Q. 18. Assuming the flow velocity to be constant, prove that manometric head of a centrifugal pump running at speed N and having discharge Q can be expressed as Where A, B and C are constants. Ans. Applying Bernoulls equation between inlet and outlet edges respectively; of the impeller for points 1 and 2

Energy at inlet = energy at outlet - work input

Energy at inlet = energy at outlet - work input

Pressure rise From the outlet velocity vector. (1)


Invoking the trigonometrical relationship, and simplifying

Assuming radial entry of fluid,

Neglecting gravitational effects, any friction losses, and assuming radial entry of water

As derived above,


Presuming that velocity of flow remains constant

Where a (1 + k), b = Also So Hence proved

Q. 19. Show that the pressure rise in the impeller of a centrifugal pump where friction and other losses in the pump are neglected is given by

Provided flow is radial at inlet, velocity of flow is constant through-out and outlet angle of impeller vane is 45. Solution. Refer to Q. No. We have Given And So

[ w=pg] Hence proved. Q.20. Set up the following relation for increase in pressure head across the impeller of a centrifugal pump;

Where u is peripheral velocity, is the relative velocity, y is datum height and P is pressure. The subscripts 1 parameters. and 2 refer to inlet and outlet

Solution. The Euller equation for theoretical head generated by centrifugal impeller

By Bernoullis equation between (suffix 1) and outer (suffix 2) edge of the impeller. H= Hence =H-

= increase in piezometric head (hence proved) Q. 21. Explain mixed flow centrifugal pumps. Ans. Centrifugal pump consists of two or more impellers, the pump is called a multistage centrifugal pump. There are two types of arrangements. 1. Multistage centrifugal pump for high heads or

impellers in series. 2.Multistage centrifugal pump for high discharge or impellers in parallel. 3.Impellers in seriesFor developing a high head a number of impellers are mounted in series or on the same shaft as shown in figure below.

Fig. Two-stage pumps with impellers in series. The water from suction pipe enters the 1st impellers at inlet and discharged at outlet with increased pressure. The water then from 1st impeller taken to inlet of the 2nd impeller with the help of connecting pipe. So at outlet of 2nd impeller pressure of water will be more. Total head developed= n Where n = no. of impellers in series. (ii) Impellers in parallelFor obtaining high discharge the pumps can be connected in parallel. Each of the pumps lifts the water from a common pump and discharges water to a common pipe to which the delivery pipes of each pump is connected.

Fig. Pumps in parallel. Each of the pump is working against the same head. Total discharge =nQ

1. Suction Head, 2. Delivery Head,

= =

3. Total external Head= 4. Monometric. Head, = =

5. NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) = 6. Torque = = Energy Transfer.

6. Torque =

= Energy Transfer.

Problem 1. A centrifugal pump is required to lift water against total head of 40 m at the rate of 50.liters per second. Find the power of the pump, if the overall efficiency is 62%. Solution: Given Head, H=40 m Discharge, Q= 50 = Overall eff., We know that = 62% = 0.62


Overall efficiency,

= 0.62 =

(Take p = 1000 kg/

Power = 31612.9 watt = 31 .612 KW Ans.

Problem 2. A centrifugal pump having outer diameter equal to two times the inner diameter and running at 1000 r.p.m. works against a total head of 40 m. The velocity of flow through the impeller is constant and equal to 2.5 m/s. The vanes are set back at an angel of 40 at outlet. If the outer diameter of the impeller is 50 mm and width at the outlet is 50 mm, determine. 1. Vane angle at inlet 2. Work done by impeller on water per second 3. Manometric efficiency.

Solution: Given N = 1000 r.p.m.


=40 m = 2.5m/s = 40

Velocity of flow, Vane angle at outlet, = 500 mm = 0.50 m

Inner dia. of impeller,

=0.25 m

width at outlet

= 50 mm = 0.05 m

=13.09 m/s

= =26.18 m/s Discharge is given by, Q 2.5 (1)Vane angle at inlet = x 0.50 x 0.05 x

From inlet velocity triangle, tan

= 0.191 =

= 0.191 48

(2) Work done by impeller on water per second

But from outlet velocity triangle, we have



= 26.18 2.979 = 23.2 m/s

Substituting this value of

in equation

We get the work done by impeller as x 23.2 X 26.18 = 119227.9 Nm/s Ans.







diameter of 60 cm and width of 6 cm at the outlet. The pump runs at 1450 rpm and delivers 0.8 against a head of 80 m. The leakage loss after the impeller is 4% of discharge, the external mechanical loss is 10 kW and hydraulic efficiency is 80%. Determine the blade angle at outlet, the power required and the overall efficiency of the pump.

Solution: Peripheral velocity of impeller at outlet, = 45.53 m/s Total quantity of water flowing through the impeller (Q+q) =0.8+0.04x0.8 =0.832 Flow velocity at impeller outlet

Flow velocity at impeller outlet

==7.36 m/s

Fig. Velocity vector diagrams of a centrifugal impeller

; 0.8=


=3.258 Vane angle of impeller outlet, (3.258) = 17.06

Ideal head = 100 m Rotor or impeller power = w (Q + q) x 100) x

= (9810 x 0.832

= 816.2 kW

Shaft power = rotor power + mechanical losses

Shaft power = rotor power + mechanical losses = 816.2 + 10 = 826.2kW

Mechanical 98.88%



Volumetric efficiency, =0.961=96.1% Now, overall efficiency, = 0.8 x 0.961 x 0.988 = 0.76 or 76%

Problem 4. A three stage centrifugal pump has impellers 40 cm in diameter and 2 cm wide at outlet. The vane angle at out is 45 and reduce the circumferential, area by 10%. If the pump delivers 50 liters per second when running at 1000 r.p.m., determine (i) Power of the pump (ii) Manometric head. Assume manometric efficiency as 90% and overall efficiency as 80%. Solution: 1. Number of stages n 2. Dia. of impeller at outlet, 3. Width at outlet, 4. Vane angle at outlet, 5. Reduction in area at outlet 6. Area of flow at outlet 0.02 = 0.02262 Manometric efficiency, = 90% = 0.90 Overall efficiency, = 80% = 0.80 Speed, =N 1000 r.p.m.

=3 =40 cm = 0.40 m = 2 cm = 0.02 m = 45 = 10% = 0.1 = 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.4 x

Speed, =N 1000 r.p.m. Discharge Q = 50 liters/s = 0.05 /s Velocity of flow at outlet = = Tangential velocity of impeller at outlet =2.21m/s

=20.94 m/s From velocity triangle at outlet

2.21m/s 2.21 = 20.94 2.21 = 18.73 m/s 10.90 = =35.98m For total head generated by pump = n x =3x35.98=107.94m Power outlet of the pump =

= 52.94 kW We have

So =66.175kW

Shaft power =

Problem 5. This diameter of the impeller of a centrifugal pump is 800 mm. The pump delivers water at the rate of 90 /min. The head raised by is 72 m and the speed is 900 rpm. Peripheral

by is 72 m and the speed is 900 rpm. Peripheral area of the outlet is 0.3 The vanes of the impeller are curved back at 30 to the tangential direction. The leakage loss is 2.5%.; the input head is reduced by 20% kW. Find the power input and the overall efficiency of the pump. Solution: Given: m D = 800 mm = 0.8 Q =90 /min H =72m N = 900 r.p.m. Leakage loss = 2.5% Loss in input head = 20% of theoretical head Mechanical losses = 30 kW Now, Peripheral velocity, m/s = 37.69

Total quantity of water through impeller, (Q + q) 90 + 90 /s 92.25 /min = 1.53

We know

= 1.53

Whirl component of velocity, 5.1 cot 30 =28.85 m/s Theoretical head = water Total head against shaft has to work

= 37.69-

= 110.84 m of

= 72 + 110.84 x = 94.108 m of water

So, shaft power = Rotor power + mechanical losses = w (Q + q) Hi + mechanical losses = 9810 (1.53) x 94.168 + 30 x

= 9810 (1.53) x 94.168 + 30 x = 1443.39 kW Mechanical efficiency,

= 0.9792 = 97.92% Volumetric efficiency, = 98.039% Hydraulic efficiency, 64.95% Overall efficiency, 0.9792 = 0.6495 = = 0.6495 x 0.98039 x = 0.623 = 62.3%. Problem 6. The outer diameter of an impeller of a centrifugal pump is 400 mm and outlet width 50 mm. The pump is running at 800 r.p.m. and is working against a total head of 15 m. The vanes angle at outlet is 75%. Determine and manometric efficiency is = 0.98039

1. Velocity of flow at outlet 2. Velocity of water leaving this vane 3. Angle made by the absolute velocity at outlet with the direction of motion at outlet 4. Discharge Solution:

Outer diameter, Width at outlet, Speed, N

= 400 mm = 0.4 m =50 mm = 0.05 m = 800 r.p.m.

Speed, N Head, Vane angle at outlet,

= 800 r.p.m. =15m = 40

Manometric efficiency, = 75% = 0.75 Tangential velocity of impeller at outlet

=16.75 m/s


=11.71m/s From the outlet velocity triangle, we have

(1) (2) Velocity of water leaving the vane

=12.45 m/s (3) Angle made by absolute velocity at outlet = 0.36 0.36= 19.80 or 19 48 Ans. (4) Discharge through pump is given by


Problem 7. Find the rise in pressure in the impeller of a centrifugal pump through which water is flowing at the rate of 0.01 the

internal and external diameters of. The impellers are 15 cm and 30 cm respectively. The widths of the impellers at inlet and outlet are 1.2 cm and 0.6 cm. The pump is running at 1500 r.p.m. The water enters the impeller radially at inlet and impeller vane angle at outlet, is through the impeller. Solution. Given, Discharge Q =10 = 0.15 m External dia. = 0.012 m, Width at outlet 1500 r.p.m. Vane angle at inlet, Velocity of flow at inlet, = 450 = 0.006m, speed N = , Internal dia. Neglect losses

= 0.30 m, width at inlet

=1.768m/s Velocity of flow at outlet, 1.768. m/s Tangential velocity of impeller at outlet =

=23.56 m/s Pressure rise

Pressure rise = 28.13 m Problem 8. A centrifugal pump with 1.2

diameter runs at 200 r.p.m. and discharge 1880 litters/s the average lift being 6m. The angle which the vanes make at exit with the tangent to the impeller is 26 and radial velocity of flow is 2.5 m/s. Determine the manometric efficiency and the least speed to start pumping against a head of 6 m, the inner diameter of the impeller being 0.6 m. Ans. (a) Peripheral or tangential velocity of impeller at outlet, = 12.56 m/s Whirl component = 7.43 m/s Manometric efficiency (b) Minimum speed, Now H, 2 and so =6; =6.26 m/s Also 6.26 =12.56 - 2.5 cot 25

=0.63 or 63%.

Minimum rotational speed, N =

=199.36 r.p.m.

Problem 9. The impeller of a centrifugal pump has a diameter of 10cm and breadth 3.5 cm at the inner periphery; the corresponding dimensions at the outer periphery are 20 cm and 1.7 cm respectively. The pump runs at 1500 rpm, has 7 vanes with vane angle at entry and exit equal to 16 and 30 respectively. Calculate: (i) the theoretical discharge for shockless entrance, (ii) the theoretical head developed, (iii) the actual

the theoretical head developed, (iii) the actual head produced, the losses and the power required to drive the pump. Neglect the effect of vane thickness and presume that the hydraulic efficiency is 85% and the overall efficiency is 75%. Solution. For the nomenclature and velocity vector diagrams, The peripheral speeds are =7.85 m/s. = 15.70 m/s. (i) From the inlet velocity triangle, tan 160 = 2.25m/s x 0.1 x 0.035 x 2.25 = 0.0247 (ii) 2.31 m/s cot 30 = 11.69 m/s For shockless entry, the theoretical or Euler head given by] = 18.71 m (iii) The slip factor can be found from the relation is = = 15.7 2.31 = 7.85

1.34 Slip factor, = 1/1.34 = 0.746 The actual head produced is H =18.71 x0746 x 0.85 = 11.86 m The hydraulic losses are = 0.85) = 2.09 m Power required to drive the pump, P = 18.71 x 0.746 x (1

= 3831.68 W = 3.832 kW. Problem 10. A centrifugal pump has to discharge 225 liter of water per second against a head of 25 m when the impeller rotates at a speed of 1,500 r. p.m. Determined (a) the impeller diameter, and (b) the vane angle at the outlet edge of the impeller Assume that 0.75 ; the loss of head in pump in meters due to fluid resistance is 0.03 ; where m/s is the absolute velocity of water leaving the impeller, t1 area of the impeller outlet surface is (1.2. ) , where is the impeller diameter m, and water enters the impeller without whirl. Solution: = 33.33 m The manometric head is losses of head in the pump. Losses in the pump = (33.33 25) = 8.33 m Thus 0.03 =8.33 =16.66 m/s

Substituting the above value of

in (i)

Now from the outlet velocity triangle of Fig. 24.5 Or


= 0.2534 m or 253.4 mm. Thus And =2.93 m/s; = 16.42 m/s = [2.93/ (19.90 16.42)] = 0.8420 = 19.90 m/s

Problem 11. The internal and external diameter of the impeller of a centrifugal pump which is running at 1000 rpm are 200 mm and 400mm respectively. The discharge through the pump is 0.04 and velocity of flow is constant and equal to 2.0 m/s. The diameters of the suction and delivery pipes are 150 mm and 100 mm respectively and suction and delivery heads are 6m (abs.) and 30 m (abs.) of water respectively. If the outlet vane angle is 45 and the power required to determine: derive the pump is 16.186 kW

(a) Vane angle of the impeller at inlet. (b) The overall efficiency of the pump and (c) Manometric efficiency of the pump. Ans. Given:

Speed, N Internal dia., External dia., Discharge, Q Velocity of flow, Dia. of suction pipe,

= 1000 r.p.m. = 200 mm = 0.2 m = 400 mm 0.4 m = 0.04

= 150 mm = 0.15 m

Dia. of suction pipe, Dia. of delivery pipe, Suction head, Delivery head, Outlet vane angle,

= 150 mm = 0.15 m = 100 mm 0.10 m = 6 m (abs.) 30m (abs.) = 45

Power required to drive the pump, P = 16.186/ kW (a) Vane angle of the impeller at inlet From inlet velocity, we have tan Where =10.47 m/s = 0.191 or .191 = 1048 Ans. (b) Overall efficiency of the pump

We know Where S.P. = Power required to derive the pump and equal to P here.

(1) = 0.02424 Now is given by equation as

(2) Where = 30 m = Velocity head at outlet of pump = = Pressure head at outlet of pump

= Pressure head at inlet of pump = =6 m = Velocity head at inlet of pump =

= Vertical height of outlet and inlet of pump from datum line. If as then equation (ii) becomes


Now =5.9m/s

And 2.26 m/s Substituting these values in equation (iii), we get

= (30+ 132) (6 + .26) = 31.32 6.26 25.06 m. Substituting the value of in equation (i), we get = .02424 x 25.06 = 0.6074 60.74%. Ans. Problem 12. The internal and external diameters of the impeller of a centrifugal pump are 200 mm and 400 mm respectively. The pump is running at 1200 rpm. The vane angles of the impeller at inlet and outlet are 20 and 30 respectively. The water enters the impeller radially and velocity of flow is constant. Determine the work done by the impeller per unit weight of water. Solution.

Internal diameter,

= 200 mm = 0.2 m

External diameter, = 400 mm = 0.4 m Speed, N = 1200 rpm Vane angle at inlet, = 20 Vane angle at outlet, = 30 =0

Water enters rodially means, a 90, Velocity of flow,

=12.56m/s = 25.13 m/s From inlet triangle, =12.56 tan = 12.56 x tan 20 4.57 m/s = 4.57 m/s

25.13 -

= 7.915

= 25.13 - 7.915 = 17.215 m/s The work done per kg per second = 44.1 Nm/s