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When pumps operate away from their BEP, the pumps will generate uneven pressure forces inside the volute casing causing a radial thrust load on the impeller. The radial thrust load has many detrimental effects on the life of the pump. The first and most obvious is a loading on the bearings.
The design criteria that needs to be identified first is the total system inflow rate, and the flow at which the pumps will discharge. As discussed in the pump design section, the discharge flow can be found at the intersection of the system curve and the pump performance curve.
The Impeller is the heart of the pump in a high flow pump station. It is the only part of the pump that adds energy to the liquid. Grossly simplifying the process, energy is added by accelerating the liquid from the smaller radius at the impeller inlet to larger radius at the impeller exit.