Recommended water flow velocity on suction side of pump
Capacity problem, cavitation and high power consumption in a pump, is often the result of the conditions on the suction side. In general - a rule of thumb - is to keep the suction fluid flow speed below the following values:
More about NPSH suction problems can be read here:
- Cavitations and NPSH An introduction to cavitations and Net Positive Suction Head, NPSH.