Lecture: Pumps… All you need to know…..

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Date(s) - 30/11/2017
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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This evening we have a talk on the subject of Pumps by their very own pumping expert Chris Soulsby of Thorite Engineering.

In 2000 BC Egyptians invent the shadoof to raise water. It uses a long suspended rod with a bucket at one end and a weight at the other.

Things have moved on a little so why not join us to find out the latest innovations in the pump world. Chris will be talking on the following subjects:-

Pump Types and their applications– Rotodynamic / Positive Displacement Rotodynamic -Centrifugal-Peripheral Turbine-Specialist

Positive Displacement-Piston / Plunger-Diaphragm-Vane-Flexible Vane/Impeller-Peristaltic-Progressive Cavity-Gear-Lobe-Screw

Pump Selection – Positive Displacement, Centrifugal, Calculating System Head, Suction Conditions and Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), Pipe System Considerations

Pump Controls- Type of control-Variable Speed Drives-Affinity Laws

Pump Life Cycle Cost-Analysis and calculation

Chris is hoping to bring along a few cut-away pumps for you to look at the internals…..

Come along for an informative and entertaining evening. Thorite have been great supporters of the Leeds Association for many years.

As usual we will retire afterwards to sample a refreshment from a ‘Hand Pump’ at a local hostelry !!!