where L = actual (not equivalent) length of suction pipe, ft (m) V = velocity of flow in the suction line, ft/s (m/s) N = pump speed, rpm

C = pump constant, decreasing with number of cylinders from 0.2 to 0.04 g = acceleration of gravity, 32.17 ft/s2 (9.807 m/s2) K = liquid constant: 2.5 for compressible fluids, 1.5 for water

The acceleration head can be reduced by installing a pulsation dampener in the suction line near the pump.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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