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Pump Application Manual
Simplified Selection and Application
The Gorman-Rupp Company
P.O. Box 1217 • Mansfield, Ohio 44901-1217 • Phone: 419.755.1011 • Fax 419.755.1251

Gorman-Rupp International Company
P.O. Box 1217 • Mansfield, Ohio 44901-1217 • Tel: +1.419.755.1352 • Fax: +1.419.755.1266

Gorman-Rupp of Canada, Ltd.
70 Burwell Road • St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3R7 • 519.631.2870 • Fax 519.631.4624

400 Spring Street • Royersford, Pennsylvania 19468 • (610) 948-3800 • Fax: (610) 948-5300



© 2003, The Gorman-Rupp Company. All rights reserved.

Printed in the USA

The purpose of this manual is to give you information needed to select the correct pump for the job in simple terms. This manual contains: Types of pumps in use today How to read a pump performance curve Figuring pump applications How to select the correct pump for the job Friction loss tables Useful information Where to use pumps Pages 1-4 Pages 5-6 Pages 7-8 Pages 9-10 Pages 10-11 Pages 12-14 Page 15


STANDARD CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS The simplest of all types, it has been in use since the 1700’s. This pump operates on the centrifugal force principle, which can be seen in operation every time you drive your car on a wet road. The tire picks up water and throws it by centrifugal force against the fender.
This AMT high head centrifugal pump is ideal for chemical processing, liquid transfer, heating and cooling and sprinkler/fire protection systems.

SELF-PRIMING PUMPS This type of pump does a good job as long as the supply of liquid flows to the pump. Put the “Standard Centrifugal Pump” above the liquid, and problems can arise, as it does not have the ability to create a vacuum and prime itself. Should it pump the hole dry and air enter the pump, it will stop pumping and become airbound. A centrifugal pump operates on…...

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