Centrifugal Pump Handbook

Centrifugal Pump Handbook

3rd Edition - September 23, 2010

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  • Author: Sulzer Pumps
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080942650
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750686129

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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.

Key Features

  • Enables readers to understand, specify and utilise centrifugal pumps more effectively, drawing on the industry-leading experience of Sulzer Pumps, one of the world's major centrifugal pump developers
  • Covers theory, design and operation, with an emphasis on providing first class quality and efficiency solutions for high capital outlay pump plant users
  • Updated to cover the latest design and technology developments, including applications, test and reliability procedures, cavitation, erosion, selection of materials, rotor vibration behaviour and operating performance in various types of circuitry


Mechanical and fluid engineers, pump designers, operators, specifiers and maintenance specialists. Process planners

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2010
  • Published: September 23, 2010
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080942650
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750686129

About the Author

Sulzer Pumps

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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