Pump Users Handbook


  • R. Rayner

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


Book information

  • Published: December 1995
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-216-5

Table of Contents

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