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Title: Feed-pump hydraulic performance and design improvement, Phase I: research program design. Final report

Feed-pump hydraulic performance and design improvement, Phase I: research program design. Final report As a result of prior EPRI-sponsored studies, it was concluded that a research program should be designed and implemented to provide an improved basis for the design, procurement, testing, and operation of large feed pumps with increased reliability and stability over the full range of operating conditions. This two-volume report contains a research plan which is based on a review of the present state of the art and which defines the necessary R and D program and estimates the benefits and costs of the program. The recommended research program consists of 30 interrelated tasks. It is designed to perform the needed research; to verify the results; to develop improved components; and to publish computer-aided design methods, pump specification guidelines, and a troubleshooting manual. Most of the technology proposed in the research plan is applicable to nuclear power plants as well as to fossil-fired plants. This volume contains appendixes on pump design, cavitation damage, performance testing, hydraulics, two-phase flow in pumps, flow stability, and rotor dynamics.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 5279780
Report Number(s):EPRI-CS-2323-Vol.2
ON: DE82903304
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Research Org:Borg-Warner Corp., Carson, CA (USA). Byron Jackson Pump Div.; Borg-Warner Corp., Carson, CA (USA). Borg-Warner Research Center; Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge (USA)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FEEDWATER; PUMPS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; BOILERS; CAVITATION; FAILURES; HYDRAULICS; SPECIFICATIONS; STABILITY; TWO-PHASE FLOW; FLUID FLOW; FLUID MECHANICS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MECHANICS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POWER PLANTS; WATER 200104* -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Components; 210000 -- Nuclear Power Plants