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A.N.S.I. Standard

American National Standards Institute.  A set of specifications (envelope dimensions) for centrifugal pumps manufactured in the United States

 

A.P.I. Specifications

American Petroleum Institute Specifications.  Usually adopted by oil refineries for petroleum applications.  Includes seal gland and piping recommendations.

 

Absolute pressure

Atmospheric pressure added to gauge pressure.

 

Active metal

A corrosion resistant metal that has not been passivated.  The protective oxide layer has not formed.

 

Affinity laws

They predict how capacity, head and horsepower are affected by changes in the centrifugal pump impeller diameter or shaft speed.

 

Alignment

The center line of the pump is perfectly aligned with the centerline of the driver (usually an electric motor).

 

Ambient heat/pressure

The heat or pressure in the area where the equipment is located.

 

Annealing

To soften the metal by heating it to a predetermined temperature somewhere below its melting point.

 

Anti-friction bearing

Usually referring to a ball or roller bearing

 

Application

A description of the fluid and operating conditions that we are trying to pump or seal.

 

Atmospheric pressure

The force exerted by the atmosphere on the earth's surface.  At sea level, atmospheric pressure is 1.013 bar (14.7 psi).  As elevation increases, atmospheric pressure decreases.

 

Axial flow pump

Refers to a design of a centrifugal pump for high flow and low head.  The impeller shape is similar to a propeller.

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