suction lift

suction lift

[′sək·shən ‚lift]
(mechanical engineering)
The head, in feet, that a pump must provide on the inlet side to raise the liquid from the supply well to the level of the pump. Also known as suction head.

suction head

The energy per unit weight of fluid on the suction side of a pump.
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The practical suction lift limit for self-priming pumps is around 26 feet of liquid under ideal conditions.
Commenting on the extension to the MasoSine SPS range, Andrew Ashton, UK Sales Manager at VVMPG said: "MasoSine offers exceptional batch transfer performance, ease of use and suction lift capability for products as diverse as soft fruit and savoury pie fillings, as well as highly viscous products.
Valve seat--provides the ball valves with a place to check and create a suction lift.
In a recently released white paper, Wilden pump engineer Carl Glauber pointed out that, since its introduction about six decades ago, AODD pump technology has gained a reputation for outperforming other positive-displacement pump styles in demanding liquid-transfer applications because the design characteristics of AODD pumps enable them to run dry, maintain a suction lift up to 30 ft (9 m), withstand deadhead conditions without damage, operate while completely submerged, and pass solids up to 1-3/8 in.
Servicing the extensive mine dewatering applications, the new PP108C24 design delivers both great flows and greater heads than its PP108C18 predecessor, without reducing the available suction lift.
The Goulds instruction book was for a Model 3796, size 4x4-10 with a suction lift of eight feet nominal.
For reliability, it features a minimum 100,000 B10 bearing life design and a high-efficiency, low NPSHr impeller especially designed to maintain a good suction lift in bypass applications.
Other benefits include the capability to self-prime with suction lift, a huge variety of seal options, low shear rates, maximum displacement for efficient operation, long-service life and integral relief valve protection on most designs.
Force to overcome all the inlet pressure drops through piping, fittings, filters and strainers must be supplied by atmospheric pressure head, as must the suction lift [Z.
In calculating the total pressure, it is the summation of suction lift, discharge elevation, friction loss and discharge pressure.
The roof's covering was specially designed to withstand the suction lift of high-velocity winds passing over the hangar.