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Pumps and Pumping Lesson 3Pumps and Pumping Lesson 3

This course will introduce the learner to basic hydraulic concepts and horsepower as they apply to pumping systems.  Topics covered include pressure, head, headloss, pumping conditions and horsepower.

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)

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Online Lesson1. Pumps Lesson 3 -

Objectives

At the successful completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to

  1. Define basic hydraulics terms to include pressure, head, headloss, cavitation and horsepower.
  2. Perform the following calculations: basic pressure/head conversions, total dynamic head, water, brake and motor horsepower, wire-to-water efficiency.
  3. Define pump cavitation and identify the causes thereof.
  4. Identify the two pumping conditions.
  5. Identify factors that contribute to headloss in a pumping system.
  6. Define maximum practical and theoretical suction lift.

 

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