Cavitation meaning

Cavitation definition

A condition in which a partial vacuum forms around the blades or impeller wheels of a pump , reducing the pump's output because part of the pump blades lose contact with the liquid. It can be a problem in fuel and water pump , fluid couplings , and torque converters . When severe, it can result in the erosion of the pump blades and other internal surfaces.

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