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Unread 07-29-2004, 12:41 PM   #51
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yea, tricky setup needed - with more tricks than I have
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Unread 07-31-2004, 03:40 AM   #52
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A loop with aux.pump>target pump>valve>flowmeter>. Have pressure sensors at the inlet and outlet of the target pump, and use the valve to the throttle the flow to the point that dP across the target pump is zero.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 09:08 AM   #53
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nope, have to throttle the aux pump too
kinda interactive

I'll google it later
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Unread 07-31-2004, 09:33 AM   #54
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There are lots of pump curves published by pump manufacturers.
What exactly do they (the pump mfgrs) do to get these curves?
Bill - maybe you could call the manufacturer of the Swiftech pump and ask them for some guidance? It's a good pump and any kind of fair measurement between pumps is (IMHO) going to show it off very well, so hopefully they won't feel any urges towards obsfucation.
There might even turn out to be different "standard" ways to define water column height, which might explain some of the discrepancies we see.
I've just gone looking across pump manufacturer/distributor web sites, and ran across some (IMHO) very good tech intros at Goulds Pumps - particularly Introduction to Pumps Reading Curves (IMHO+BTW appropriate for the ProCooling "links" section). There's mention in there of a Hydraulic Institute - and it looks as though they are working on some pump output measurement standards (looks a lot like ANSI - in that you don't get to look at the standards unless your organization "joins"). Maybe the manufacturer Swiftech is dealing with is already a member(?) Think it's worth asking?
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Unread 07-31-2004, 09:35 AM   #55
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That's what the valve does, throttles the aux to the point where the pressure it produces is equal to the drop from the valve/flowmeter/piping and its flow is equal to the target's 0-head flow.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 10:08 AM   #56
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The 0 head point is not of much use if one is testing pumps for our purposes anyway.

A question though: Would anyone believe me if I were to test a well-regarded pump and its P-Q curve were substantially (a) worse or (b) better than the mfgr P-Q curve? MAYBE a few people, but not many. So I put pump testing down low on the priority list. Exception would be 12V pumps over a wide range of voltage/PWM; THAT would be useful and interesting to many.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 11:37 AM   #57
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sorry Groth, I misunderstood
was thinking to generate the entire curve

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for sure there is some sort of ind std, I'll dig it up
the truly serious ones I have are in Hungarian, and for an old product

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the data from Laing is the best I've seen, but the stds cited are not available here (or in English ?)
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Unread 07-31-2004, 12:41 PM   #58
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The 0 head point is not of much use if one is testing pumps for our purposes anyway.
Well, yeah - but how do you get 1' right if you don't know how to get 0?
You're right that it should be low on your priority list.
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Unread 07-31-2004, 07:45 PM   #59
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was thinking to generate the entire curve
You could generate the whole curve that way. But after the target's dP excedes the equipments', the risk of inaccuracy from injecting turbulence into the target's inlet reduces the aux's value.
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Unread 11-19-2004, 01:11 AM   #60
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Default MCP-350 Update

Since the MCP-350 is now on Swiftech's site I figure it's time for an updated graph for this official pump thread.

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Unread 11-19-2004, 04:19 AM   #61
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Since the MCP-350 is now on Swiftech's site I figure it's time for an updated graph for this official pump thread.

Thanks for your efforts Razor6

Do you happen to have the data for these curves? or is it just an image? If so would you be able to attach it please. I find Datathief annoying.

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Unread 11-19-2004, 05:49 AM   #62
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The MCP350 is on the Swiftech site? Where exactly?
I just visited their site, and there's no mention of this product.
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Unread 11-19-2004, 06:36 AM   #63
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http://swiftnets.com/products/mcp350.asp
Someone posted it in the DDC thread
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Unread 11-19-2004, 08:01 AM   #64
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Thank you Lolito_fr, had missed that.
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jeez, and I have missed it too
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Unread 11-19-2004, 04:44 PM   #66
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Attached are the raw values for the graph. You'll need to change the extension to xls because the forum doesn't accept that extension.
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Attached are the raw values for the graph. You'll need to change the extension to xls because the forum doesn't accept that extension.
Thanks Heaps. Saves me some tedium.

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i made a graph comparing the ddc and eheim 1048.



did it by taking eheim's p/q chart and stretching/skewing over the swiftech's ddc chart. to read it, the swiftech chart is lpm in incriments of one, by head in meters, incriments of .5. the eheim chart is gph, incs of 20, and feet, incs of 1. sorry i'm such a lazy bastard that i cant compute each point and render a cleaner graph, but this works if you have the patience to figure it out.
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New pumps, new graph, added the D5 and a simple version of the C-Systems MAG based on what D-TEK says.

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New pumps, new graph, added the D5 and a simple version of the C-Systems MAG based on what D-TEK says.
Good job! Any chance of making the new data available?

I took the earlier set of data available and added some for the RD30@18V, 20PIZ, and BlueLine-800 -- eyeballed from Cathar's post and mfg's datasheets. Rename the file from pumpdata.txt to pumpdata.xls.
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Unread 06-06-2005, 01:38 AM   #71
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The data.

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D5 at #5 (From DD graph)
0	12.55
52.8	10.94
105.7	8.85
158.5	6.29
211.3	3.91
264.2	0.84
277.4	0

C-Systems MAG
0	7.7
137.5	0
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Unread 07-13-2005, 04:01 PM   #72
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^ Looks about right, using DD or D-Tek 1/2" tubing adaptor.

Just note, our data is based on 12.5-13V, not 12V.

Most power supplies run at 12.6 volts, as we tested.

I will do a series MAG test this weekend, using DD's fitting and post results.

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** Note 12.6 volts is average of 10 different power supplies we tested. It was suggested to me that I do not indicate all supplies run above 12V, as it can be mis-leading, which is the last thing we want.

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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:42 AM   #73
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RoboTech made these charts via calibrated test equipment.
http://www.systemcooling.com/swiftech_mcp655-01.html







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Unread 09-12-2005, 11:59 AM   #74
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Does anyone here think a Magnum 350 aquarium pump would be useful? I can't find any meaningful data on it, but I have one in new condition. The rotor is magnetically driven and I believe the filter housing is approimately 1.25 qt. Thanks for any info!
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Unread 09-22-2005, 12:28 PM   #75
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second part of Cooling-Masters pump comparsion.
>link(googlish)<
they have too much free time

edit: copy&paste the URL to a new window if u want the translated version.

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