Energy In An Incompressible Liquid

The work done by a pump is the difference between the energy level at the point where the liquid leaves the pump and the energy level at the point where the liquid enters the pump. Work is also the amount of energy added to the liquid in the system. The total energy at any point in a pumping system is a relative term and is measured relative to some arbitrarily selected datum plane.

An incompressible liquid can have energy in the form of velocity, pressure, or elevation. Energy in various forms is added to the liquid as it passes through the pump, and the total energy added is constantly increasing with flow. It is appropriate then to speak of the energy added by a pump as the energy added per unit of weight (force) of the liquid pumped, and the units of energy expressed this way are foot-pounds per pound (newtonmeters per newton) or just feet (meters). Therefore, when adding together the energies in their various forms at some point, it is necessary to express each quantity in common equivalent units of feet (meters) of head.

Liquid flowing in a conduit can undergo changes in energy form. Bernoulli's theorem for an incompressible liquid states that in steady flow, without losses, the energy at any point in the conduit is the sum of the velocity head, pressure head, and elevation head and that this sum is constant along a streamline in the conduit. Therefore, the energy at any point in the system relative to a selected datum plane is

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