In the previous article “Pump Performance Curves – part 01“, we have discussed how pump performance curves are obtained? How there are plotted? What are the downthrust and the upthrust? and what is the recommended operating range of the pump? In this article, pump performance curve is further detailed and we will answer the following two questions :
How the shape of the pump performance curve is related to changes in well performance?
What are the tolerance limits of performance data?
Shape of the pump performance curve:
The ability of a pump to adapt to changes in well performance depends on the characteristic shape of the pump performance curve.