The Practical Pumping Handbook


  • Ross Mackay

This book is a practical account of pumping, piping and seals starting with basics and providing detailed but accessible information on all aspects of the pumping process and what can go wrong with it. Written by an acknowledged expert with years of teaching experience in the practical understanding of pumps and systems.
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Plant engineers; maintenance managers and engineers; pump design engineers; pump application engineers and pump sales personnel.


Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-410-7


"The real value of this book is how easy it is to read and understand. I have bought several copies for our Technicians in the mill, and it will be provided to individuals as they enter our Pump and Mechanical Seal training program." David Djuric, Business Unit Leader, Maintenance Resource Services, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc. "This is an excellent and concise reference. Anyone responsible for pumping equipment should have a copy handy." Kevin Delaney, Consulting Engineer

Table of Contents

Centrifugal pumps, pump hydraulics, system hydraulics, suction conditions, pump selection and purchasing, stuffing box sealing, pump bearings, special applications, special pumps, pump installation & piping, troubleshooting, pump maintenance, fluid properties, friction loss tables, materials of construction