• Gerard Meurant

Pumps are fine until they malfunction or break down. When that happens, the first priority is to get the pump functioning again and to keep 'down time' to a minimum. Many problems can be diagnosed and rectified using a combination of knowledge and experience, the latter coming over time. This book, written by a very experienced engineer, guides the reader through diagnostic pathways leading to logical explanations for the malfunctions and their correction.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-391-9

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Centrifugal Pump Basics
How Centrifugal Pumps Work
Performance Curves
Combined Impellers For:
• More Flow
• More Pressure
Cavitation And Npsh

Chapter 3 - Pipe System Basics
Frictional Head Systems
Combined Friction And Static Head Systems
Mainly Static Head Systems
Interaction Between Pump And System; Equilibrium Flow
Pipe-Work Design Rules

Chapter 4 - Generalised Operating Flowchart

Chapter 5 - "Does The Pump Need To Start Yet?"
Decisions And Options

Chapter 6 - "Are Conditions Satisfactory For Start-Up?"
A Mechanical Concerns
• Pipe Loads
• Preparation
• Warm-Up
• Set Up
B Hydraulic Issues
• A1-Liquid Issues
• A2-Piping Problems
• A3-Priming And Venting

Chapter 7 - "Start Pump"!
Starting Solo Pumps
• Speed Torque Curves
Starting Multiple Pumps:
• Parallel Operation
• Series Operation

Chapter 8 - Has Pumped Started Satisfactorily?
Site Testing
Low Flow Problems
High Flow Problems

Chapter 9 - Does The Pump Continue To Operate Well?
Performance Decay Problems
Abrasive Solids

Chapter 10 - Does Pump Need To Stop Yet?
Decisions And Options

Chapter 11 - Stop Pump!
Surge And Water Hammer

Chapter 12 - Has Pump Stopped Correctly?

Chapter 13 - Pump Selection Guidelines