ABSTRACT The rotary jet pumps, namely the pitot pumps, are composed of the rotating casing with the impeller channels and the stationary pick-up tube for discharging, are known as the one of high pressure pumps in the U.S. market. The pumps, however, have been prepared experientially, because of poor knowledge for the flow conditions and the pump performances. Then, this paper discusses the pump performances and the internal flow conditions in the rotating casing. Three types of the pick-up tube were prepared for the experiments to know the pump performances and the flow conditions in the rotating casing. The flow in the rotating casing is nearly in the forced vortex type and gives the higher pressure at the pick-up tube inlet. The more cross-sectional area of the pick-up tube channel is large, the more head and discharge are higher with excellent efficiency. Moreover, the authors confirmed that the secondary flow runs toward the rotating center at the wake flow region behind the pick-up tube.
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