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The centrifugal process pump is as important in industry as a heart in the human body. In today’s world of cut-throat competition, customer’s expectations are very high and changed very rapidly. Hence, it is very essential to develop efficient centrifugal process pump to satisfy customer’s requirements. An impeller is a critical part of a centrifugal process pump. It should be designed in such a way that the pump will consume less power and give maximum head at given discharge. This work is tedious; chances of errors are there if done manually. Latest developments in the field of the computer can be employed to solve the problem. In the present work, an actual case is studied to design an impeller with the computer assistance. The dimensions of the impeller are calculated with a programming environment (i.e. Visual Basic) as a Graphical User Interface (GUI). It is attempted to develop a user-friendly program that depends on the Microsoft Access database to extract stored data. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is done for the component and validated with analytical method.

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