A compact, bench-top and fully
self-contained centrifugal pump test set, that allows students to find the
characteristics of centrifugal pumps, working alone or in series or parallel.
The apparatus comprises two identical
centrifugal pumps,together with two bearing-mounted motors driving each pump
The pumps draw water from the clear acrylic reservoir. The water
travels through a series of valves to be delivered to a flow measurement
The water then returns to the reservoir for re-use, keeping water use
to a minimum.
There are pressure gauges fitted in
the intake and delivery pipes for the direct measurement and visible display of
the inlet and outlet pressures of the pumps. The adjustable inlet and delivery
valves allow students to create different operating conditions.