Last week we talked about the critical relationship between the steam condensate return temperature and proper pump NPSHR. This week we'll look at the role the discharge balance plays in assuring....Read More
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a pump curve must be worth several thousand.
Make no mistake, there’s a lot of information on a centrifugal pump curve like the one shown here. It’s no wonder that many newly practicing engineers are a little intimated by them.
Most agree (including those of us at JMP) that flow balancing valves should be placed on the return side of coils whenever possible. Why? Because this location helps reduce air and noise problems within the system.Read More