booster pump


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booster pump

[′büs·tər ‚pəmp]
(mechanical engineering)
A machine used to increase pressure in a water or compressed-air pipe.

booster pump

simplified diagram of a water distributor system employing a booster pump
An auxiliary pump which is used in a piping system to increase or maintain the pressure in the system.

booster pump

Normally a pump, in the aircraft fuel system, meant to prevent vapor locks and cavitation of fuel as well as to maintain a satisfactory supply of low-pressure fuel to the engine-driven pump. This is located in the main fuel tank, to which the fuel from other tanks is transferred for supply to the engine. Also called an LP pump. Booster pumps may also be provided in the oil system, or the like, used to provide additional or auxiliary pressure when needed or to provide an initial pressure differential before entering a main pump. Normal usage is, however, in respect to aircraft fuel system. See fuel boost pump.
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This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Booster Pump industry.
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Connecticut Water plans to install a 7, 700-foot water main extension and booster pump to interconnect its existing Naugatuck water system with the Middlebury system at an approximate cost of $750,000.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The major Phase 1 facilities consist of a new booster pump station on the STMGID Well #11 site, approximately 3,600 feet of 10-inch ductile iron discharge pipe on Zolezzi Lane between Well #11 and Welcome Way, a new booster pump station at the Arrowcreek Well #1 site and a rebuild of the existing Copper Cloud pump station to deliver conjunctive use water to the Arrowcreek #3 Tank.
The water improvements include approximately 9,810 linear feet of 30-inch, 1,400 linear feet of 16-inch, five road bores and major modifications to the Pocono Booster Pump Station.
Description : This project will replace the existing 600 Zone Booster Pump Station.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project consists of main ties, hydrant installations and individual booster pump systems to be constructed in multiple locations in former STMGID service areas to correct NAC pressure and fire flow deficiencies.
a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Industries (Nasdaq:GLBL), rerouted a 20-inch pipeline through an in-line booster pump station platform this summer at Main Pass Block 69 in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tenders are invited for Construction of additional room and toilet block at Munirka Vihar booster pump and Vasant Gaon booster pump EE(SW)-III.
The remaining models are dual-module pumps - combining a single-stage, two-lobe Roots booster pump with a two-stage main pump to provide both a higher pumping speed and lower ultimate pressure.