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Turbomachinery in Fire Fighting

Turbomachinery in Fire Fighting

By Mark R. Anderson
Oct 5, 2017

I was a firefighter (we never call ourselves firemen) for more than ten years.  While this was only a part time, volunteer gig, I was a turbomachinery developer and modeler as my full-time job. ...

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How to Design a Pump for Reduced NPSH

How to Design a Pump for Reduced NPSH

By Kerry Oliphant
Jun 20, 2017

Cavitation occurs in a pump when the bulk liquid pressure starts to approach the vapor pressure of the liquid, and cavities of vapor form as seen in Figure 1.  This figure shows the inlet of a...

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