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Mixing in Large Scale Tanks: Part II — Full Scale Pump Testing

[+] Author Affiliations
David B. Stefanko, Robert A. Dimenna, Richard A. Leishear, Si Y. Lee

Westinghouse Savannah River Corporation, Aiken, SC

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56229, pp. 497-502; 6 pages
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 2, Parts A and B
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4691-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Velocities in the discharge jet of a submerged Advanced Design Mixer Pump (ADMP) were measured in an eighty-five foot diameter tank, and were successfully compared to predictions from a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. The ADMP is a 10400 gallon per minute, dual nozzle pump ultimately used to mix the contents of a nuclear waste tank prior to further processing. The pump was initially installed, operated, and tested in a full-diameter test facility tank containing seventy inches of water. The horizontal discharge jets of the pump established a steady flow pattern in the tank, and the resulting velocities were measured throughout the tank. The data from these measurements were statistically averaged to obtain local velocities at each of the measured points in the tank. This experimental velocity mapping was compared to the results of a CFD model and showed good agreement with the calculated velocities.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Pumps , Testing



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