AIChE Equipment Testing Procedure - Centrifugal Pumps (Newtonian Liquids): A Guide to Performance Evaluation, 3rd Edition
DescriptionThis testing procedure provides methods of conducting and interpreting field tests on centrifugal pumps with actual pumped fluids. Contents include definitions and descriptions of terms; test planning; instrumentation and measurement methods; test procedure; computation of results; and interpretation of results. The volume also contains appendix materials including nomenclature; sample test results; sample calculation (dual units); related calculations; and references.
200.0 Definitions and Descriptions of Terms.
202.0 Centrifugal Pumps.
203.0 Newtonian Fluids.
205.0 Specific Gravity, (s).
206.0 Vapor Pressure, (h<sub>vpa</sub>).
207.0 Viscosity, (μ).
208.0 Pressure Head, (h<sub>p</sub>).
209.0 Total Discharge Head, (h<sub>d</sub>).
210.0 Total Suction Head, (h<sub>s</sub>).
211.0 Total Head (H).
212.0 Static Discharge Head, (H<sub>sd</sub>).
213.0 Static Suction Head, (H<sub>ss</sub>).
214.0 Suction Surface Pressure, (H<sub>ps</sub>).
215.0 Discharge Surface Pressure, (h<sub>pf</sub>).
216.0 Friction Head Loss, (H<sub>f</sub>).
217.0 Gravitational Acceleration, (g).
218.0 Velocity Head, (h<sub>v</sub>).
219.0 Pump Efficiency, (eff).
220.0 Net Positive Suction Head Required, (NPSH<sub>R</sub>).
300.0 Test Planning.
303.0 Process Considerations for Performing Tests.
304.0 Data Requirements.
305.0 Pump Considerations.
306.0 Test Plan.
400.0 Instrumentation and Measurement Methods.
402.0 Accuracy and Precision.
403.0 Measurement of Test Parameters.
500.0 Test Procedure.
501.0 Pre-Run Data.
502.0 Pretest Checks.
503.0 Trial Run Checks.
504.0 Test Run.
600.0 Computation of Results.
601.0 Results Required.
602.0 Total Head.
607.0 Impeller Diameter Variation.
608.0 Sample Test-Run Data Sheet.
700.0 Interpretation of Results.
703.0 Trouble Checklist.
802.0 Sample Test Results.
803.0 Sample Calculation (Dual Units).
804.0 Related Calculations.