This book will be of vital interest to all engineers and designers concerned with centrifugal pumps and turbines. Including statistical information derived from 20000 pumps and 700 turbines with capacities of 5gpm to 5000000gpm, this book offers the widest range and scope of information currently available. Statistical analyses suggest practical methods of increasing pump performance and provide valuable data for new design aspects.


For engineers, system designers concerned with centrifugal pumps and turbines.

Table of Contents

Section One: Fundamentals Introduction.
Units of the Systeme International(SI).
General Review of Pumps.
General Hydrodynamic Principles.
Pump Performance and Dimensions.
Theory of Centrifugal Pumps.

Section Two: Basic Data Shape Number, Flow and Efficiency.
Statistical Analysis of Pump Performance.
Entry Conditions and Cavitation The Determination of Pumps Speed and Dimensions for a Given Duty.

Section Three: Practical Precision Manufacturers of Hydraulic Passage Surfaces for Fluid Machines.
Pump Type Variations.
Planning in a Range of Pumps.
Losses in Centrifugal Pumps.

Section Four: Materials Construction Materials.
Mechanical Design of Centrifugal Pumps.
Critical Speed, Vibration and Noise.
Pressure Vessel Aspects.
Mechanical Seals and Other Shaft Sealing Devices.

Section Five: Characteristics Approach and Discharge Conditions.
Characteristics of Pumps and Pipe Systems.

Section Six: Installation of Pumps Starting, Transient and Emergency Conditions.
Testing and Test Codes.
Monitoring and Maintenance of Pumps.

Section Seven: Types Single Stage Pumps.
Multistage Split Casing Pumps.
Multistage Cellular Pumps.
Borehole Pumps.
Cone Flow and Axial Flow Pumps.
Severe Duty Pumps and Small High Speed Pumps.

Section Eight: Application of Larger Power Boiler Feed Pumps.
Large Single Entry


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