impeller vane

impeller vane

Any one of the vanes on the impeller of a centrifugal compressor, serving to take in air and accelerate it radially outward. Also called an impeller blade. See impeller (ii).
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Among the many types of pumps the firm offers, its W series of centrifugal pumps features an innovative auger feed and impeller vane design.
This tooth helps break up stringy materials such as rags, scrapes them off the impeller vanes and passes them through the pump - all without impacting performance or interrupting service.
Because of the interest of a broad based efficiency range for varying building loads, the effect that the number of impeller vanes and their orientation has on off-design conditions (Johnson 2006) was a pump hydraulic characteristic that was considered during the hydraulic design phase.
The removable basket strainer catches any foreign material which might clog the impeller or cause damage to the impeller vanes or pump seals.
The semi-open, self-cleaning design keeps the leading edges of the impeller vanes unobstructed, where fouling often sets the stage for clogging.
Cavitation is most likely to occur at the pump inlet, near the eye of the impeller, and along the trailing sides of the impeller vanes.