Development of One of the World’s Largest Single Stage Vertical Centrifugal Pumps for Lift Irrigation Scheme
Latest technological tools of numerical simulation and experimental studies have been applied for the development of one of the world’s largest centrifugal pumps for a lift irrigation scheme. CFD Analysis has been used elaborately to iteratively analyze and optimize the design of various components of the pump. Results of numerical simulation have been validated by extensive experimental model studies. This paper describes the various technological aspects engrossing the design and development of these pumps. Salient design aspects of these pumps and the effects of design parameters on efficiency, safety, reliability and robustness have also been discussed. This paper also presents BHEL’s capabilities in delivering optimized solutions to real-time design problems and commitment towards endeavors of national interest.
KeywordsPressure Pulsation Centrifugal Pump Draft Tube Hydraulic Efficiency Volute Casing
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