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Centrifugal Pump Test Rig (Variable Speed)

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Centrifugal Pump Test Rig (Variable Speed)

Centrifugal Pump Test Rig (Variable Speed)


The present Centrifugal Pump Test Rig is a self-contain unit operated on closed circuit basis containing a sump tank. The set-up consists of a Centrifugal pump coupled with a DC Motor. Power input to the DC Motor is varied by means of a Thyristor controlled DC Drive to vary the RPM of motor. A RPM Indicator with Proximity sensor indicates the RPM of Pump. Flow of water is measured by using measuring tank and stopwatch. Vacuum gauge is fitted on suction line and Pressure gauge is fitted on delivery line to measure the pressure.


Technical Details :

Pump : Kirloskar Make, Capacity 1 HP
Speed 2800 RPM (max.), Head 12 m (max.)
Medium Flow : Clear Water
Drive : 1 HP DC Motor with Thyristor controlled DC drive
for variable speed.
Sump Tank : Capacity 110 Ltrs.(approx.)
Flow Measurement : Using Measuring Tank with Piezometer,
Capacity 70 Ltrs.(approx.)
Stop watch : Electronic.
Pressure Gauge : Bordon type
Control Panel Comprises of:
RPM measurement : Digital RPM Indicator with Proximity sensor.
Energy measurement : L&T make, Electronic Energy meter.
Standard make On/Off Switch, Mains Indicator, etc.
Tanks will be made of Stainless Steel.
An ENGLISH instruction manual consisting of experimental procedures, block diagram etc. will be
provided along with the Apparatus
The whole set-up is well designed and arranged on a rigid structure painted with industrial PU Paint.


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Experimentation: To determine total head, Pump Output, overall efficiency and pump efficiency of the centrifugal pump. To plot Head vs Discharge, Pump efficiency vs Discharge. Utilities Required : Electricity supply: Single phase, 220 V AC, 50 Hz, 5-15 amp combined socket with earth connection. Earth voltage should be less than 5 volts. Water Supply (Initial fill) Floor Drain. Floor Area: 2.0 m x 1.0 m