PRESSURE BOOSTER SYSTEMS:-
A pressure boosting system is designed to increase low pressure in awater system in order to achieve sufficient water flow and pressure toconsumers.
Pressure boostingsystems generally consist of one or more pumps which are installed in a boostersystem to increase the pressure in a system to a certain point independent offlow and inlet pressure.
Pressure boosting systems are available in various system configurations, eachoffering different advantages and characteristics such as comfort level, initial investment cost, running costs,flexibility and supply assurance.
Examples of pressure boostingconfigurations:
- Zonedivided systems. Here, a number of boosters connected to the water mains or a commonbreak tank serve their own pressure zone.
- Rooftop tank systems. Here, a booster fills up a roof tank from where the wateruses gravity to run to the consumer. This system often has a separate boosterset serving the upper floors where the pressure is too low due to insufficientgeometric height.
- Seriesconnected system with intermediate break tanks. Here, every booster serves itsown pressure zone in a building, drawing from its own break tank which islocated on a separate floor.
- Seriesconnected system without intermediate break tanks. Here, the boosters areconnected directly in series.