Various reasons for a centrifugal pump not discharging water

When centrifugal pumps produce inadequate flow, not only is the pump’s efficiency compromised, but the entire system suffers a gradual breakdown until the problem is solved. But often, we put the entire blame of the low flow on the pump itself, misdiagnosing problems in the system as pump problems only but to solve issues related to the performance of the system one has to look at the bigger picture.

Reasons for a centrifugal pump to produce a low flow of water

  1. A clogged suction pipe: If a suction pipe is riddled with debris, there is less flow into the pump, which in turn leads to less flow out of the pump.
  2. Worn impeller, ring, and plate: If the vanes on the impeller, the ring, and plate have worn down, the hydraulic capacity of the pump is hampered.
  3. Reversed Impeller Rotation: Often, a pump’s motor is bump started without first ensuring whether the pump is hooked up for proper rotation of the shaft. So, when the motor turns in the wrong direction, the shaft is pushed back by the impellor which nat damage the internal surface of the pump.
  4. Excessive Clearances: Excessive slip may occur if the clearances are too wide for the type of fluid pumped causing the fluid to recirculate inside the pump, thus causing the lower flow.
  5. Debris in the impeller: The hydraulic capacity of the impeller is sometimes removed by the debris clogging it, creating an area of low pressure.
  6. Open Bypass Valve: Sn open bypass valve may be the one diverting the flow isn’t somewhere else.

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How to select the right pump for any chemical process?

As the name itself suggests, chemical pumps are used in the process of making, using or disposing of chemicals. The materials used in their construction and designing are chosen in a way that they can withstand substances with high or low levels of viscosity, abrasiveness, and corrosiveness. 

When something is so susceptible to the state of the substance flowing through its interiors, it becomes crucial to be as accurate as possible during its selection. When it comes to zeroing on the correct chemical centrifugal pumps, there are many variables one has to keep in mind:

-The materials used for the construction of the pump

The materials used should be compatible with the chemical media as acids like sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid may cause problems like corrosion.

There are two types of pump materials- metal and nonmetallic. Metallic chemical pumps are mostly made from stainless steel, a nickel alloy or titanium for protection against corrosion. Nonmetallic pump materials are rubber, plastic, ceramics, glass, etc. which are all used as pump materials for corrosive materials.

  • Pump size

If a pump of incorrect size is picked up, it will lead to operating problems within the pump fluid transfer system. Although owing to a built-in safety factor, mostly pumps are slightly oversized but if a pump is too big, it can make the centrifugal motor to be lightly loaded during operation. This, in turn, leads to lower productivity and higher operating costs. 

There are other issues that crop up as well like premature bearing failures, excessive vibration, increase in operating temperature and cavitation issues. But that doesn’t mean that one should go for an undersized pump as it has its own share of consequences. In an undersized chemical pump has to pump faster, straining their pump components, bringing down their suction capabilities, as well as fastening its wear, which may lead to failure.

  • Pump performance specifications

The proper performance of the pump includes maximum discharge flow, maximum discharge pressure (head), inlet size, discharge size, and media temperature. Hailed as the best pump dealers in Mumbai, Vijay Engineering and Machinery Company is regarded as one of the reputed pump dealers in India and the trustworthy distributors of the reliable Kirloskar pumps. From being regarded as the best pump dealers in Navi Mumbai to being the trusted pump dealers in Panvel, VEMC lives by its principle to never compromise on what is best for its customers. Check out our website for more!

How does the temperature of the Photovoltaic Model actually affect the power generation process?

Though highly efficient compared to other renewable energy resources, a solar PV module is severely affected by major fluctuations in temperature. When the temperature turns extremely excessive, the energy output of a PV system is hampered and results in unexpected energy loss. 

Why does temperature affect the solar photovoltaic model?

The efficiency of solar panels is negatively affected by an increase in temperature. In practice, photovoltaic modules are tested at a temperature of 25 degrees C (STC) – about 77 degrees F.- this is the Standard Test Condition temperature where the module’s nameplate power is determined. The heat can reduce energy output efficiency by 10 to 25%, depending on the solar panel’s installation location.  Increase in the temperature of the solar panel increases the output of current exponentially and lowers the voltage output linearly, severely reducing the solar panel’s capability to produce power. 

A panel’s heat tolerance can be deduced checking out the sheet provided by the manufacturer, which carries a term called the “temperature coefficient (Pmax.)”-  the maximum power temperature coefficient.  This gives you a fairly accurate idea about the percentage of power loss when the panel has to bear a temperature spike 1°C above 25°C. 

But there are multiple ways to ensure to bring this situation under control

• When installing the panels, place them in a way that they are a few inches above the surface of the roof so that there is enough space in between for convective airflow, allowing the panels to cool down. 

• It is a known fact that dark colours absorb more heat, so the best idea would be to make sure that the panels are constructed with light-coloured materials.

• Components like inverters and combiners are already doing the heavy work and as a result, get heated up. Keeping them in direct sunlight will only tip the soaring temperature over the edge, so it is a good idea to keep them in a  shaded area behind the array. Be it choosing the right solar panel or ensuring the proper installation of a solar tracking mount, the best solar EPC consultants in Thane, Vijay Engineering and Machinery Company is at your service. Hailed as the best EPC Consultants in Navi Mumbai as well, VEMC is renowned for providing only the best. Check out our website for more!

What are Solar Tracking Mounts? What are they used for?

Soalr Tracking Mount by VEMC

The world is struggling through the slow but unstoppable extinction of its power resources- fossil fuels yet it is still not utilizing the vast pool of renewable energysolar energy and is largely unaware of its various facets. While you may be aware of what are solar panels and their basic working dynamics, the type of mount they are placed on play a huge role in the percentage of energy they can produce. 

In terms of the radius of their movements, there are two types of solar mounts:

Stationary mounts– These hold the solar PV module in a fixed position. This acts as a disadvantage on days when the Sun is not in the desired angle and thus, the solar panels are not properly charged. 

Solar tracking Mounts– They are a far more advanced technology for mounting solar panels. As the solar trackers automatically move to “track” the sun’s shift in position and adjust the position of the solar panels, ensuring maximum energy output.

Where are solar trackers used?

They are typically used for solar panels which are ground-mounted and large, free-standing solar installations like solar trees. Residential solar projects mostly don’t employ them as they are built for large scale consumption, like in the utility-scale and commercial/industrial solar market.

There are two types of solar tracking systems: single-axis and dual-axis.

A single-axis tracker- This tracks the movement of the Sun as it rises and sets, i.e., from east to west as the panels are aligned along a north-to-south axis of movement.

A dual-axis tracker: Here the solar panels can move on two axes- north to south and east to west. This tracker is better than the single-axis tracker as it is more susceptible to the Sun’s rotation and position in the sky as well changes in the same due to seasonal variations. 

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