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  • How does discharge pressure affect pump flow rate?

  • It鈥檚 very easy to see the effect that the discharge pressure has on the pump鈥檚 flow rate. The higher the beaker, the greater the pressure. And the greater the pressure, the lower the flow. To illustrate this further, here鈥檚 a graph of my little experiment with flow rate on the x-axis and pressure on the y-axis.

  • Do pumps a and B increase the flow rate?

  • This occurs even when the big tank is filled. Turning on pumps A and B at the same time does not increase the flow rate either; in fact, one operator reported that the flow rate was actually reduced. This flow rate is even further reduced when pumping is done at both the gantry and the jetty.

  • What is the flow rate of a small water pressure pump?

  • While the total system flow is the same, the pressure barely drops. The small pump鈥檚 flow rate changes from around 350 gpm to almost 400 gpm. Because it is operating at an almost flat section of its curve, barely any change at the pressure gauge is observed.

  • Do booster pumps increase flow or pressure?

  • For a fixed load, increasing pressure (voltage) will increase flow (current). But what I am reading with regards to booster pumps seems to indicate that they only increase pressure, not flow. That does not compute for me. To me it seems that if I increase pressure, that should increase flow as well. If I’m correct, how much more flow can I expect?