n IMIESA - Pump fundamentals : education & training

Volume 33, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 33, Issue 5, May 2008, p. 58 - 63
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Pumps are required to move fluids within a system of piping against the respective total friction head of that pipe system - a typical example being a forced circulation system such as a central heating installation. In the case of different liquid levels between system inlet and outlet the additional static head must also be overcome a typical example being water displacement to a higher level i.e. to fill and maintain a near constant level in a header tank.

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