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Volume 188, 20185th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF-V 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Design of Components and Engineering Elements, Coatings, Failure Analysis|
|Published online||07 August 2018|
Integrity Analysis of the Rainwater Pump Impeller
Politehnica University of Timisoara,
1 Mihai Viteazul Blvd.,
2 Romanian Academy – Timisoara Branch, 24 Mihai Viteazul Blvd., 300223, Timisoara, Romania
3 Aquatim S.A. Timisoara, 11/A Gheorghe Lazăr Street, 300081, Timisoara, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The purpose of this paper is to examine the failure problems encountered during the operation of the rainwater pump impellers installed in a wastewater station. The rainwater pumps are specially designed to operate in wastewater plants. The fibbers and wastes are discharged together with rainwater during storms with this type of pumps to avoid the flood of the wastewater station. Several problems have occurred in service due to the fibbers clog the gap between the impeller blades and the pump casing. The analysis of the catastrophic events associated to the rainwater pumps installed in a wastewater station is performed. As a result, it has been identified that the catastrophic events are due to the brittle fracture of the fasten bolts connecting the impeller blades and the pump hub, respectively. Analytical and numerical analysis were perform in order to determine the maximum shear stress on the fasten bolts. As a conclusion the partial clogging of the gap between one impeller blade and pump casing, inducing the lock of the blade and leading to catastrophic failure.
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