There are a lot of pump selection criteria that go into maximizing centrifugal pump efficiency and ensuring that you have the proper setup for your site. The size of the pump itself. The sort of liquid you need to move. That liquid’s viscosity, acidity, and percentage of solids. The impeller dimensions and its type of connection to the pump. How far the material needs to move. Indeed, these are all important factors. But there’s something else you can’t forget: the piping itself.
Indeed, pipe can prove just as important as a pump itself — if not more so. Elements as seemingly innocuous as the angle of the pipe and even its diameter can mean the difference between the successful movement of liquid and an ignominious failure. This article will discuss pumps requirements for various kinds of applications, including how pipe length and diameter can come into play.