Q - What sudden temperature rise can a pump withstand due to the mixing of two different streams of hot liquid at its suction side?
A - We do not have enough information to establish an accurate limit of sudden temperature change a pump can withstand without damage from thermal shock. A centerline-supported radial-split case pump may be able to withstand a [ * ] degree F sudden temperature rise. An axially-split foot-mounted pump may withstand a lot less lower temperature rise, say [ * ] degrees F. Since this involves mixing two liquids presumably at different energy gradient we assumed that the liquid with lower energy gradient will act as heat sink and thus minimize the abruptness of temperature change. These are ballpark figures only based on non-recurring upset condition.
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