Accession Number : AD0694118

Title :   THE EFFICIENCY OF AN AIRCRAFT FUEL BOOSTER PUMP OVER A WIDE SPEED RANGE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : McKenzie,R. L. A. ; Sims,R. F.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The overall efficiency of an ac electrically-driven fuel booster pump over a wide range of frequency has been reported in a general performance study. To find the effect of speed on the efficiency of the pump itself, the input-output characteristics of the motor alone have been measured so that the motor and pump losses could be separated. The maximum pump efficiency varies from 10% at about 2500 rev/min to 37% at about 7500 rev/min. In addition to supplementing the earlier work, it was considered worthwhile to present the results since they may prove of more general interest regarding centrifugal pump characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, FUEL PUMPS), (*FUEL PUMPS, EFFICIENCY), FUEL CONSUMPTION, CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS, VELOCITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE