0
TECHNICAL PAPERS

Comparative Evaluation of Some Existing Correlations to Predict Head Degradation of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps

[+] Author and Article Information
Tahsin Engin, Mesut Gur

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sakarya, Esentepe Campus, 54187 Sakarya, Turkey

J. Fluids Eng 125(1), 149-157 (Jan 22, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1523065 History: Received July 16, 2001; Revised July 29, 2002; Online January 22, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Stepanoff, A. J., 1965, “Pumps and Blowers, Two Phase Flow-Flow and Pumping of Solids in Suspension and Fluid Mixtures,” John Wiley and Sons, London.
Fairbank,  L. C., 1942, “Effect on the Characteristics of Centrifugal Pumps,” Trans. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., 107, pp. 1564–1575.
Vocadlo, J. J., Koo, J. K., and Prang, A. J., 1974, “Performance of Centrifugal Pumps in Slurry Services,” Proc. Hydrotransport-3, Paper J2, BHRA Fluid Engineering, pp. 17–32.
Cave, I., 1976, “Effects of Suspended Solids on the Performance of Centrifugal Pumps,” Proc. Hydrotransport-4, Paper H3, BHRA Fluid Engineering, pp. 35–52.
Burgess,  K. E., and Reizes,  A., 1976, “The Effect of Sizing, Specific Gravity and Concentration on the Performance of Centrifugal Pumps,” Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., 190-36/76, pp. 391–399.
Sellgren, A., 1979, “Performance of Centrifugal Pumps When Pumping Ores and Industrial Minerals,” Proc. Hydrotransport-6, Paper G1, BHRA Fluid Engineering, pp. 291–304.
Gahlot,  V. K., Seshadri,  V., and Malhotra,  R. C., 1992, “Effect of Density, Size Distribution, and Concentration of Solids on the Characteristics of Centrifugal Pumps,” ASME J. Fluids Eng., 114, pp. 386–389.
Kazim,  K. A., Maiti,  B., and Chand,  P., 1997, “A Correlation to Predict the Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Pumps Handling Slurries,” Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs, 21A, pp. 147–157.
Engin,  T., and Gur,  M., 2001, “Performance Characteristics of a Centrifugal Pump Impeller with Running Tip Clearance Pumping Liquid-Solid Mixtures,” ASME J. Fluids Eng., 123, pp. 532–538.
Walker,  C. I., and Goulas,  A., 1984, “Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Pumps When Handling Non-Newtonian Homogeneous Slurries,” Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., 198A(1), pp. 41–49.
Mez, W., 1984, “The Influence of Solid Concentration, Solid Density and Grain Size Distribution on the Working Behavior of Centrifugal Pumps,” Proc. Hydrotransport-9, Paper H1, BHRA Fluid Engineering, pp. 345–358.
Roco, M. C., Marsh, M., Addie, G. R., and Maffett, J. R., 1985, “Dredge Pump Performance Prediction,” Synfuels and Coal Energy Symposium, The 8th Annual Energy Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, ASME, New York, pp. 31–40.
Sheth,  K. K., Morrison,  G. L., and Peng,  W. W., 1987, “Slip Factors of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps,” ASME J. Fluids Eng., 109, pp. 313–318.
Sellgren, A., and Vappling, L., 1989, “Effects of Highly Concentrated Slurries on the Performance of Centrifugal Pumps,” ASME Fluids Engineering Div., FED. Vol. 38, ASME, New York, pp. 143–148.
Wilson, G., 1989, “The Effects of Slurries on Centrifugal Pump Performance,” Proc. of the 4th International Pump Symposium, Houston, TX, pp. 19–25.
Walker, C. I., Wells, P. J., and Pomat, C., 1992, “The Effect of Impeller Geometry on the Performance of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps,” Int. Conference on Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation, Symposium on Freight Pipelines, Wollongong, Australia, Institute of Engineers, pp. 97–101.
Sellgren, A., and Addie, G. R., 1993, “Solids Effect on the Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps,” Hydrotransport-12, 12th Int. Conf. on Slurry Handling and Pipeline Transport, Belgium, Sept. 28–30, BHRA Fluid Engineering, pp. 3–18.
Kazim,  K. A., Maiti,  B., and Chand,  P., 1997, “Effect of Particle Size, Particle Size Distribution, Specific Gravity and Solids Concentration on Centrifugal Pump Performance,” Powder Handl. Process, 9 (1), pp. 27–32.
Ni, F., Vlasblom, W. J., and Zwartbol, A., 1999, “Effect of High Solids Concentration on Characteristics of a Slurry Pump,” Hydrotransport-14, BHRA Group, pp. 141–149.
Sellgren,  A., Addie,  G. R., and Scott,  S., 2000, “The Effect of Sand-Clay Slurries on the Performance of Centrifugal Pumps,” Can. J. Chem. Eng., 78, pp. 765–769.
Gandhi,  B. K., Singh,  S. N., and Seshadri,  V., 2000, “Improvements in the Prediction of Slurry Pumps Handling Slurries,” Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., 214A, pp. 473–486.
Gandhi,  B. K., Singh,  S. N., and Seshadri,  V., 2001, “Performance Characteristics of Centrifugal Slurry Pumps,” ASME J. Fluids Eng., 123, pp. 271–280.
Sellgren, A., and Addie, G., 1989, “Effect of Solids on Large Centrifugal Pumps Head and Efficiency,” Paper CEDA Dredging Day, Central Dredging Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Turton,  R., and Levenspiel,  O., 1986, “A Short Note on Drag Coefficient for Spheres,” Powder Technol., 47, p. 83.
Wilson, K. C., Addie, G. R., Sellgren, A., and Clift, R., 1997, Slurry Transport Using Centrifugal Pumps, 2nd Ed., Blackie and Son, London.

Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Effect of particle specific gravity on head reduction factor
Grahic Jump Location
Accuracy of proposed correlation for various solid materials
Grahic Jump Location
Comparison between head ratio and efficiency ratio based on experimental data
Grahic Jump Location
Accuracy of proposed correlation for prediction of efficiency ratio

Tables

Errata

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In