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Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps

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B. K. Gandhi

Mechanical Engineering Department, SGSITS, Indore (MP) 452 003, India

S. N. Singh, V. Seshadri

Department of Applied Mechanics, I.I.T. Delhi 110 016, India

J. Fluids Eng 123(2), 271-280 (Jan 31, 2001) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1366322 History: Received September 07, 1999; Revised January 31, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic diagram of the experimental setup used for pump performance investigation
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Particle size distribution of different solid materials
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Static settling characteristics of different materials
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Performance characteristics of pump “A” with bed ash slurry at 1450 rpm
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Performance characteristics of pump “A” with fly ash slurry at 1450 rpm
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Performance characteristics of pump “A” with zinc tailings slurry at 1450 rpm
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Performance characteristics of pump “B” with bed ash slurry at 1250 rpm
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Performance characteristics of pump “B” with fly ash slurry at 1250 rpm
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Variation of head ratio with solid concentration for different solid materials at 1450 rpm (pump “A”)
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Variation of power ratio with solid concentration for different solid materials at 1450 rpm (pump “A”)
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Variation of efficiency ratio with solid concentration for different solid materials at 1450 rpm (pump “A”)
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Comparison of head ratio for two solid materials at 73 percent of BEP capacity of pump “B” (1250 rpm) and 75 percent of BEP capacity of pump “A” (1450 rpm)

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