Centrifugal Pump Handbook


  • Sulzer Pumps, Leading pump manufacturer specializing in centrifugal pumps and agitators/mixers for the oil & gas, hydrocarbon processing, power generation and water industries, amongst others; Headquarters in Switzlerland, Europe

This long-awaited new edition is the complete reference for engineers and designers working on pump design and development or using centrifugal pumps in the field. This authoritative guide has been developed with access to the technical expertise of the leading centrifugal pump developer, Sulzer Pumps. In addition to providing the most comprehensive centrifugal pump theory and design reference with detailed material on cavitation, erosion, selection of materials, rotor vibration behavior and forces acting on pumps, the handbook also covers key pumping applications topics and operational issues, including operating performance in various types of circuitry, drives and acceptance testing.
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Mechanical and fluid engineers, pump designers, operators, specifiers and maintenance specialists. Process planners.


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8612-9

Table of Contents

1. Physical Principles
2. Behaviour of Centrifugal Pumps in Operation
3. Acceptance tests with Centrifugal Pumps
4. Special Data for Planning Centrifugal Pump Installation
5. Mechanical Components
6. Pipelines, Valves and Flanges
7. Centrifugal Pump Drives
8. Materials and Corrosion
9. Principal Features of Centrifugal Pumps for Key Application Areas
10. Maintenance and Servicing
11. Pump Flow Tables