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Performance Analysis of Flameproof Submersible Pump for Mining Application

Ayuba Elkanah Jatau1, Israel Enock Ojo2, Elvis Adam Alhassan3, Israel Enema Ohiemi4,*, Kolo Yetu Babazhitsu2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Nigeria.

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria.

3Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Navrongo, Upper East Region, Ghana.

4Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: Israel Enema Ohiemi

Published: December 21,2021

Abstract

This paper seeks to predict and compare the performance of flameproof pumps same design parameters but with different operation stages. Firstly, two pump cases A and B were modelled. Secondly, the shear stress transport (SST) turbulence model was used to solve the 3D Navier Stokes equation. The performance characteristics were obtained and compared with experimental data. The pressure contours are plotted at the design point to delineate its internal flow characteristics. Pump case A was found to require more power for its operation and would hence consume more energy than pump case B. Further analysis shows that pump B is more efficient in operation, but with complex configuration. Lastly, the numerical simulations were validated with experimental data.

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How to cite this paper

Performance Analysis of Flameproof Submersible Pump for Mining Application

How to cite this paper: Ayuba Elkanah Jatau, Israel Enock Ojo, Elvis Adam Alhassan, Israel Enema Ohiemi, Kolo Yetu Babazhitsu. (2021). Performance Analysis of Flameproof Submersible Pump for Mining ApplicationEngineering Advances1(2), 39-46.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ea.2021.12.002