Engineering - Course - Pump Technology

  • Course Code: MCHE531
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab)
  • Course Type: Mechanical Engineering Core Courses (MECC)

Course Description

Introduction to pumps. Pump classifications. Centrifugal pump construction. Pump performance curves, operating points, discharge regulation, similarity, speed variation, velocity triangle and cavitation. Pumps in series and parallel. Multi-stage pumps, axial flow pumps. Viscosity density and temperature effect on the pump performance. Effect of air entraining vortex from pump suction side. Priming of pumps. Axial, radial and mixed flow pumps design. Forces acting on different rotating elements, gland packing seals and mechanical seals. Pre-req.: MCHE 332.