To:From:Section #: Date:Re:Lab 4: Centrifugal Pump BasicsPurpose:The purpose of this lab is to understand the characteristics of centrifugal pumps specifically head and flow rate. We also looked at the performance curves of the centrifugal pumps.Procedure:The first thing we did was understand what the performance curve it and how we can use it. Wethen used the fluid power system with the centrifugal pump to determine the gpm, suction pressure and discharge pressure of the pump at 6 different angles. Once we determined those variables we calculated the change in pressure and the total dynamic head for the fluid power system. Results:The results of the labs are enclosed in the attached lab handoutsConclusions/Recommendations:In conclusion it is important to understand how centrifugal pumps and performance curves work. While conducting the lab we saw that close the pump at different degrees affects the gpm, suction pressure, and discharge pressure of the pump.