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Split Flow displays and comparisons
These photographs show details of primary discharge-to-auxiliary impeller feed lines for prototype pumps.
Typical Model H2R pump
Horizontal two-stage, between-bearings pump incorporating the Split Flow feature. (Click for enlarged image.)
The Prototype installation, above and below, shows 60hp Split Flow pumps in fractionator reflux service. This particular installation uses top-facing suction nozzles. Horizontal end-suction nozzles are more commonly used with the horizontal overhung pump design. The Split Flow feature may be used with either design.