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Pump Users Handbook

This handbook places emphasis on the importance of correct interpretation of pumping requirements, both by the user and the supplier. Completely reworked to incorporate the very latest in pumping technology, this practical handbook will enable you to understand the principles of pumping, hydraulics and fluids and define the various criteria necessary for pump and ancillary selection. The Pump Users Handbook will prove an invaluable aid in ordering pump equipment and in the recognition of fundamental oprational problems.

For all those involved in selecting, installing, operating and maintaining pumps

Hardbound, 428 Pages

Published: December 1995

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-1-85617-216-5


  • Hydraulic fundamentals
    Process fluid properties
    Criteria for pump selection
    Head determination: static and friction
    Pump types/classifications
    Performance characteristics vs system head
    Specific speed - optimum BEP criteria
    Radial and azial thrust loads
    Loss analysis
    Capacity control
    Types of impellers/casings
    Packing, seals and chamber
    Pipeline inertia and surge
    Vibration and balance


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