Pump Stations: Importance of a System Curve

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Pump selection is often a confusing issue. Many engineers and system designers think of pumps like light bulbs; you plug them in, and they work. This often leads to operation and maintenance problems that can easily be avoided. Often when engineers are working on the design of a fluid system, one of the hardest tasks in the design process is the correct selection and application of the pump(s). A multitude of different styles of pumps are available, as well as a variety of options that can either enhance the efficiency and or reliability of the application, or simply add cost. …