Suction Diffuser is an angled straightening fitting that enables the pumping system to function at the most optimum parameters. It conditions the flow into the pump suction to ensure the highest pump efficiency retention.
The Suction Diffuser is designed to eliminate the developed recirculation zones in the inlet piping . These recirculation zones can lead to increased pressure drop across the suction and a high degree of variance in the velocity of the fluid as flow enters the pump suction. The Flow is directed into the pump suction, providing a more uniform velocity profile that reduces uneven stress on the pump impeller and shaft. As a result pump efficiency is more effectively retained, pumping system energy costs are reduced, and the life of the pump is extended.
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