This cavitation alert shows if the critical pressure is underestimated and cavitation can occur. This simple example does not consider local effects in the pump, but the inlet pressure.
Cavitation is a very critical parameter for the pump, because it can lead to its mechanical destruction. Therefore it’s important to investigate the critical parameters. This simple submodel compares the inlet pressure at the pump with the critical pressure for the used medium. In case of underestimating this value, the result of the calculation controller will show that there is the risk of cavitation. Due to the 1D model, this alert does not consider local effects in the pump itself.Usable from release: KULI 9.1-0.01