Experimental Investigations of Performance of a Commercial Centrifugal Oil Pump

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Wen-Guang Li, Fa-Zhang Su, Cong Xiao

Hydraulic Machinery Division, Gansu University of Technology, 730050 Lanzhou, The People’s Republic of China

J. Fluids Eng 124(2), 554-557 (May 28, 2002) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1458581 History: Received April 21, 2000; Revised November 26, 2001; Online May 28, 2002
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Test pump cross section
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Test impeller configuration
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Performance correction factors, (a) Head, (b) Efficiency
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Comparison of correction factors from author data with published Standards, (a) Flow rate, (b) Head (c) Efficiency



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