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Volume 130 (2015)

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No. 130, 2015, 83–92

The modeling of centrifugal pump transients
JACEK SZYMCZYK, KRZYSZTOF KARAŚKIEWICZ

Abstract

Centrifugal pumps are part of larger hydraulic systems. These hydraulic machines can work not only in the pumping mode but in a number of other modes whose job description is possible using complete characteristics. Some of these modes, such as the turbine mode and the reversed turbine mode, may have practical significance. Knowledge of the transition from one steady state to another state allows to estimate instantaneous values such as, e.g., flow current and torque, which may be even a few times higher than nominal. The principal issues in these transients are amplitudes of parameters of these pumps and the time constants associated with the characteristics of the system.

Keywords:

rotodynamic pumps, complete pump characteristics, transients
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