suction head

suction head

[′sək·shən ‚hed]
(mechanical engineering)

suction head

The energy per unit weight of fluid on the suction side of a pump.
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The hydraulic design ensures efficient pumping with a low net positive suction head, the company reported.
The new suction head type Pelican consists of two parts - end piece and mouthpiece are clipped together and can easily be separated for cleaning purposes.
Once the pump is primed, pumping it will require adequate net positive suction head (NPSH) to remain pumping without suction limitations.
A chevron bristle pattern (shown here) pushes debris toward the suction head better than any other roller bristle configuration.
The dredge came with a specially designed jet suction head to deliver material from the impoundment to the fine coal recovery system by a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline.
One of the most important concepts is net positive suction head (NPSH).
For 500 gpm flow, I calculated a net positive suction head available of 21.
Guyson had identified that the combination of handling volatile, near boiling point solvents with a very low suction head had resulted in very low pressures at the pump inlet with NPSHa levels occurring of typically less than one metre.
Just a quick flip of the power switch and the leaf vacuum's suction head and integrated shredder spring into action ready to make light work of the biggest fall of leaves you can find.
The SolidC Ultrapure features a unique impeller with a special vane design that ensures particularly low NPSHr (Net Positive Suction Head required--the total pressure at the suction nozzle necessary for the pump to operate properly.
It is normal to determine the NPSH for a given speed and flow rate prior to vaporization and term this net positive suction head required (NPSHr).