Accession Number:

ADA009825

Title:

Cavitation Breakdown of a Pump Operating in Water Having a Dilute Polymer Concentration.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

An experimental program comparing the performance of a single stage axial flow pump operating in both water and a 30 ppm solution of Polyox 301 is discussed in this report. Definitive results demonstrate that higher suction specific speeds at pump breakdown are obtained when pumping a dilute polymer solution. Photographs of pump breakdown are shown for both water and dilute polymer solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE