Pumping Systems Optimization

Pumping Systems Optimization

 Due to uncertainty and assumptions during hydraulics design phase of any process unit, pumps are normally sized with an average of 20% over-design capacity. It is a good engineering practice to revisit the pumping system design assumptions to tighten the gaps between the design and actual operation.

Controlling pump discharge head is normally done via throttling the control valve downstream the pump which results in power losses on the motor and erosion damage to the valve.