How to Read a Pump Curve - Part 3

 Pump selection can have dramatic impact on the overall operating cost of a hydronic system.  Consulting several pumps curves prior to the selection of a pump is the key to minimizing these operating costs.   In this blog we will discuss the factors that impact pump efficiency and how pump curves can be used to take the guesswork out of efficienct pump selection. 
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How To Read A Pump Curve – Part 1

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.

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