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FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

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"I Participated in a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) for a centrifugal chilled water pump today. The tester relied on the VFD display reading to determine the RPM and kW of the motor during the test. From what I know, use a calibrated torque meter and tachometer for accuracy, and is it mandatory to get the approval from the consultant? I also noticed that the test data clearly indicates that flow will vary when the discharge valve is partially closed at different heads. Additionally, while checking the shutoff head, I observed that the valve isn't completely closed; around 230 GPM still passes through. I brought this up with the tester, and he mentioned that there's no requirement to fully close the valve. thank you in advance for your valuable response

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RE: FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

What's 230 in relation to rated flow?

5% or less just means they're not stressing the pump too much.

What did the test spec say?
Is it an API 610 pump? Or some other code?

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RE: FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

(OP)
Sorry for typing error. The flow is not 230 GPM, but approximately 10% of the rated flow, which equates to around 50 to 60 GPM. I'll be sure to share more details about the test specifications in an upcoming update."

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RE: FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

(OP)
@littleinch: the test code is ISO 9906 and HI-GRADE 3B. Thanks

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RE: FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

It serves no need to test shut-off head,

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: FAT for centrifugal chilled water pump

So what does the test code say?

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