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the friction is less than that of lift pumps, and the packing round the plunger is easily accessible, whilst that round a lift pump bucket is not. The flow is intermittent. 3. The Double-acting Force Pump is in principle a double plunger pump. The discharge fluctuates from zero to a maximum and back to zero each stroke, but is not arrested for any appreciable time. 4. Bucket and Plunger Pumps consist of a lift pump bucket combined with a plunger of half its area. The flow varies as in a double-acting pump. 5. Diaphragm Pumps have been used, in which the solid plunger is replaced by an elastic diaphragm, alternately depressed into and raised out of a cylinder. were found by Morin to have an efficiency of 16 to 40%, or on the average 2 5%. When used to pump water at considerable pressure, through hose pipes, the efficiency rose to from 28 to 57%, or on the average, with 50 to loo ft. of lift, about 50%. A large pump with barrels 18 in. diameter, at speeds under.6o ft. per minute, gave the following results:—Lift in feet . . 14% ' 34 47 Efficiency ... ~46 -66 -70 The very large steam-pumps employed, for Waterworks, with 150 ft. or more of lift, appear to reach an efficiency of QO(%;, not including the friction of the discharge pipes. Reclconed on the indicated work of the steam-engine' the efficiency may be 80%. - Many small pumps are now driven electrically and are usually three-throw single-acting pumps driven from the electric motor by gearing. It is not convenient to vary the speed of the motor to accommodate it to the varying rate of pumping usually required. Messrs Hayward Tyler have introduced a mechanism for varying the stroke of the pumps (Sinclair's patent) from full stroke to nil, without stopping the pumps. § 207. Centrifugal Pump.-For large volumes of water on lifts not exceeding about 60 ft. the most convenient pump is the centrifugal pump. Recent improvements have made. it available also for very high lifts. It consists of a wheel or fan with curved vanes enclosed in an annular chamber. Water flows in at the centre and is discharged at the periphery. The fan may rotate in a vertical or horizontal plane and the water may enter on one or both sides of the fan. In the latter case there is no axial unbalanced pressure. The fan and its casing 'must be hlled with water before it can start, so that if not drowned there must be a foot valve on the suction pipe. When no special, attention needs to be paid to efficiency the water may have a velocity of 6 to 7 ft. in the suction and delivery pipes. The fan often has 6 to 12 vanes. For a double-inlet. fan of diameter D, the diameter of the inlets is D/2. If, Q is the discharge in cub. ft. per second D=about o~6 /Q in average cases. The mo'-~»-4:ro '0 Q as"*5es 92 <°3'l°, ;;'23”S'=15='§ 9*~E

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