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Network pumping stations
Network pumping stations
Night setback
A night setback system is used to control a heating system. A night setback system will lower the room temperature at night, which reduces heating costs. Office type buildings are not used at night, so lowering the room temperature will not cause discomfort.
Nitrile rubber
Nitrile rubber may operate up to about 100 °C. Grundfos uses it in its shaft seals as it has a high resistance to oil and fuel.
Nodular iron
The round shape of nodular graphite reduces the stress concentration and consequently, the material is much more ductile than grey iron. Nodular iron is normally used for pump parts with high strength requirements
Non-return valve
A non-return valve allows a medium to flow in only one direction. A non-return valve is fitted to ensure that a medium flows through a pipe in the right direction, where pressure conditions may otherwise cause reversed flow.
NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head)
The difference between inlet pressure and the lowest pressure level inside the pump is called NPSH: Net Positive Suction Head. NPSH is therefore an expression of the pressure loss that takes place inside the first part of the pump housing.
NPSH Curve
NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head) is an expression for the suction capability of the pump
Off-line filter
Off-line filtration is in many cases the only feasible principle to achieve the required system cleanliness in large air conditioning and heating systems.
One-pipe system
There are two basic categories of pipe systems: one-pipe and two- pipe systems. In a one-pipe heating system all radiators are connected to the same pipe, which acts as both flow pipe and return pipe. This means that the temperature decreases along the pipe. For this reason, the radiators along the pipe line should increase in size correspondingly to provide the same heat output.
Operating costs (Co)
In the calculation of life cycle cost, operating costs are related to the labour cost of operating a pumping system.