Centrifugal Pumps and Pump Curves for HVAC and Plumbing Systems

Norm HallSelection and Specification, Curves, Monday Morning Minutes, Pumps

Centrifugal pumps are the “heart” of hydronic heating, cooling, and plumbing systems. Over the next few weeks, the R. L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes features some basic and advanced pumping topics. Let’s start with a quick review of the information contained on the pump curve. For our example, we will use an ITT Bell and Gossett model 1510 end suction base mounted centrifugal pump model 5E with a nominal speed of 1750 RPM. The horizontal axis is flow rate in GPM or gallons per minute of water. [Read more…]