Peter D. Zak, P.E., Principal, Zak Engineering Group LLC Mequon, Wis.

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Electrical and Power July 1, 2001

Pump It Up: Selecting Optimum Configurations

Even though the design and operation of pumps has rapidly advanced over the years, the fundamental factors of flow and resistance have remained constant. Centrifugal pumps are designed to provide a required flow against an imposed resistance (pressure). Flow requirements are met by the speed and size of the impeller.

By Peter D. Zak, P.E., Principal, Zak Engineering Group LLC Mequon, Wis.
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