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2004 Edition, February 2004

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Specification for Vertical Centrifugal Pumps for Water Service

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2004 Edition, February 2004
  • Published Date: February 2004
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Process Industry Practices (PIP)
  • Page Count: 48
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Practice covers manufacturing and performance requirements for vertical centrifugal pumps and their accessories.

This document is a complete revision of PIP RESP003V, and therefore, revision markings are not provided.

Pump Types

Pumps covered by this Practice are broadly classified as diffuser-and-volute, separate discharge cantilevered, and vertical can.

Vertical in-line and submersible pumps have special design characteristics and are not included in the scope of this Practice.

Service Conditions

Pumps with service conditions within the limits listed below are covered in this Practice:

a. Maximum discharge pressure 3,500 kPa (500 psig)

b. Minimum pumping temperature 0°C (32°F)

c. Maximum pumping temperature 150°C (300°F)

d. Maximum rotational speed 3,600 rpm


This Practice provides the supplier with requirements for design and manufacture of vertical centrifugal pumps that are used for water services.

Comment: Water services include condensate, cooling water, demineralized water, utility water, produced water, treated water, fire water, etc.