Sizing, Selecting Pumps and Circulators

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, October 2014 CoverBy making correct pump and piping selections, a hydronic system can operate at or near peak efficiency, avoiding cavitation and vibration. Here’s a look at relevant codes and best practices.

Learning objectives:

  • Review codes and standards that guide design and specification of pumps and piping systems.
  • Become familiar with different types of pumps and their function as related to an application.
  • Understand basic information for selecting pumps to meet a distribution loop's requirements.
  • Understand key equipment and its integration for energy efficiency in HVAC systems.

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