Pump Nozzle Locations


The discharge nozzle of end-suction, single-stage horizontal pumps is usually in a top-vertical position. However, other nozzle positions can be obtained, such as top-horizontal, bottom-horizontal, or bottom-vertical. Figure 14 illustrates the flexibility available in discharge nozzle locations. Sometimes the pump frame, bearing bracket, or baseplate may interfere with the discharge flange, prohibiting a bottom-horizontal or bottom-vertical discharge nozzle position. In other instances, solid casings cannot be rotated for various nozzle positions because the seal chamber connection would become inaccessible.

nozzle position Pump Nozzle Locations

Practically all double-suction, axially split casing pumps have a side discharge nozzle and either a side- or a bottom-suction nozzle. If the suction nozzle is placed on the side of the pump casing with its axial centerline, the pump is classified as a side-suction pump. If its suction nozzle points vertically downward (see Figure 15), the pump is called a bottom-suction pump. Single-stage, bottom-suction pumps are rarely made in sizes below a 10-in (254 mm) discharge nozzle diameter.

Special nozzle positions can sometimes be provided for double-suction, axially split casing pumps to meet special piping arrangements, such as a radically split casing with bottom suction and top discharge in the same half of the casing. Such special designs are generally costly and should be avoided.

axial split casing Pump Nozzle Locations


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