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Category: Fluid Dynamics
Question: How can I develop a pump curve for an existing system?
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Answer: See Figure 6-8 on page 6-8 of the Sixth Edition of "Perry's Chemical Engineers' Hanbook". It is a set of typical centrifugal pump performance curves. Basically, you need to graph the pump flow versus the pump head at various pump speeds.