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Design Considerations And Performance Evaluation Of A Surge Tank For Diaphragm Pump Operation

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Title Design Considerations And Performance Evaluation Of A Surge Tank For Diaphragm Pump Operation
 
Creator Ozdemir, Sahika
 
Subject TJ Hydraulic Machinery 836-927
pressure pulsation dampening, diaphragm pump, surge tank sizing, surge tank testing.
 
Description This thesis is performed to evaluate the design consideration and performance characteristics of a surge tank for a diaphragm pump operation and to evaluate the proper volume and inlet area of surge tank in order to reduce the pulsations of the discharge pressure.
An experimental set up is constructed for a three diaphragm positive displacement pump and the experiments are conducted afterwards. The surge tanks having different volumes and the surge tank inlet area configurations are tested in order to achieve the minimum peak to peak pulsations.
Experiments showed that among the different sizes of the surge tanks, the minimum peak to peak pulsations are achieved with the largest volume which is the original surge tank of the test pump used by the pump manufacturer. This result is supported by the literature which states that with greater surge tank size the magnitude of pulsations can be diminished more.
Regarding the surge tank inlet area design
among the eight different adaptors a proper inlet area value is concluded having the minimum peak to peak pulsations also smaller than the original configuration.
 
Publisher METU
 
Contributor Albayrak, Kahraman
 
Date 2010-09-01
 
Type M.S. Thesis
 
Format text/pdf
 
Identifier http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12612662/index.pdf
 
Language Eng
 
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