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    A centrifugal pump has the following characteristics...
    This pump is used to pump water from one reservoir to another through a pipe of length 125 m, diameter 40 cm and friction factor 0.0054. The difference in height of the water levels...

    A centrifugal pump recorded the following performance for pump test runs at...

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    Coulson and Richardson, Chemical Engineering, Vol 1
    Any good fluid mechanics text

    To do this problem, you need to know literature on pump operation

    Question 4
    i> First you need to plot H and Efficiency versus Q. I have done so the Excel sheet 'Question 4'.
    Then calculate V (m/s) in the pump using

    Then you must calculate the system head by using ...

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