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pump selection procedure

Step by Step Guide to Pump Selection


1.) Determine the Capacity Required in
Pump capacity required is need to determine the correct pump size and
motor. On occasion, the need to calculate volumes of tanks or vessels or
the requirements of various processes arises in order to determine the
pump capacity.
2.) Determine the Viscosity of the Liquid
The viscosity of the liquid at the lowest pumping temperature(s) is required
during the selection process. Determining the correct viscosity ensures the
appropriate pump is chosen. High viscosity limits the performance and can
cause damage to a pump unit if not properly selected.
Our graphs show kinematic viscosity expressed in units of Seconds
Saybolts Universal (SSU) or Centistokes. Conversion to these units is
needed for pump selection.
3.) Determine the Differential Pressure of the System
Differential pressure is the difference in pressure between the suction and
discharge sides of the pump. Pressure is a factor for determining the
required motor horsepower.
Ensure all pressure units are expressed in the same units of measure.
4.) Select the Pump Size
Once the capacity, and viscosity are known the pump size can be chosen.
Use the chart below to select the pump size suited for your application. The
letters in the chart represent the models available for selection.
Size Selection Procedure: By using size selection chart, locate the
required capacity on the vertical scale, then move horizontally to the
specified viscosity rating. The intersecting point represents the
recommended pump model to be used. This chart is based on maximum
recommended pump speeds. Consult individual curves for more specific
details.
5.) Determine the Pump Series and Characteristics
How the pump is constructed and which series to use is determined by the
application characteristics. The model of the pump is followed by number
indicating the series of the pump. In some cases the model is used in more
than one series. (i.e. KK-32 and KK-124 The 32 series is considered a
general service pump and the 124 is considered a heavy duty pump.)
Determining which series to use is determined by the application
characteristics. Some application characteristics that are considered are as
follows.
Pressure: The working pressure helps to determine horse power
requirements, relief valve setting, and adequate flange ratings.
Temperature: Liquids at 200F (94C) or more require attention to
expansion of materials, mechanical seal components, packing material, and
pump material.
Suction Condition: Pumping high viscosity liquid may require larger ports or
a larger pump running slow to over come high line losses on the suction end
of the pump.

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Abrasive Liquids: Information on particle size, hardness, and percent


volume are required to determine the pump component materials to use for
improving pump life.
Corrosive Liquids: This information will determine the compatibility of the
pump material with the liquid.
6.) Determine Pump RPM and Required Horse Power
After selecting the pump model and pump characteristics, next is to look up
the specific curve for the pump size. Find an example of a curve following.
RPM and Required Horse Power Selection Procedure: By using the
example curve, locate the required capacity on the vertical scale, then move
horizontally to intersect the specified pressure determined earlier. Drop
vertically to read the required pump RPM. Using the same vertical line,
move up vertically to the second set of curves and intersect the specified
pressure determined earlier. Now shift horizontally to the left and determine
the required horse power.
Performance curves are printed with a specific viscosity noted in the
"VISCOSITY" box at the top of the curve. Each model and series has from
four to eight different curves that increase in viscosity. The number of
curves depends on the ability of the model and series to handle high
viscosity. Each curve has two sets of pressure curves. The lower set of
curves is for determining the pump rpm and the top set of curves is for
determining the required horse power.
This is what it takes to select the right pump for you.

References:
www.vicanpump.com
www.claytonengineering.com
www.taehosoft.com

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