Pump Efficiency and Reliability

Pump Efficiency and Reliability

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 This lesson describes commonly used pumps and discusses their maintenance. • Describe the two major classifications of pumps and discuss their primary applications • Define the following terms associated with pump operation: – Capacity – Head – Power – Efficiency • Describe basic operating and maintenance techniques used to keep pumps operating efficiently and reliably • Define net positive suction head (NPSH) and describe the relationship between available and required NPSH • Given pump curves associated with a given pump, determine associated operating parameters for various pump operating capacities • List and explain the pump laws