COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Gulf Pump Guides: Progressing Cavity Pumps, Downhole Pumps and Mudmotors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780976511311, 9780127999715

Gulf Pump Guides: Progressing Cavity Pumps, Downhole Pumps and Mudmotors

1st Edition

0.0 star rating Write a review
Authors: Lev Nelik Jim Brennan
Paperback ISBN: 9780976511311
eBook ISBN: 9780127999715
Imprint: Gulf Publishing Company
Published Date: 1st May 2005
Page Count: 214
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Written by one of the world’s foremost authorities on pumps, this first volume in Gulf Publishing Company’s Gulf Pump Guides series covers the design, application and troubleshooting for progressing cavity pumps, downhole pumps and mudmotors. There is no other volume offering a more comprehensive, easy-to-understand and hands-on coverage of these types of pumps. As they become more and more widely used in the petrochemical industry and other industries, knowledge of their design and application will become increasingly more important for the engineer.

Table of Contents

About the Authors



Nomenclature and Abbreviations


Chapter 1 Benefits of Progressing Cavity Pumps

Chapter 2 Three Main Types of Progressing Cavity Machines: PCPs, DHPs, and DHMs

Chapter 3 Operating Principles of Hydraulic Sections (Rotor/Stator Pairs)

Chapter 4 Geometry


Profile Generation

Single-Lobe (Special Case, Nr = 1, Ns = 2)

Rotor-to-Stator Fit (Clearance versus Interference)

Multilobe Case: Fit Calculations

Single-Lobe (Special Case, Nr = 1, Ns = 2): Fit Calculations

Core Sizing for Stator Production

Performance: Operating Characteristics

How to Obtain Performance Characteristics for a Given Design, versus Designing a Unit for the Specified Desired Performance


Example 1: Performance Estimate from the Given Measured Geometry

Example 2: What Happens if a Mismatched Rotor-Stator Pair is Combined?

Multilobe versus Single-Lobe Geometry: More Performance?

Chapter 5 Design-Related Considerations

Key Design Parameters

Important Ratios

Variation of Ratios and Their Effect on Performance and Life

Power Transmission Methods

Chapter 6 Application Guidelines





Speed (rpm)

Pressure and Flow

Entrained Gas


Chapter 7 Installation Examples

Installation Case 1: A PC Pump Maintains Foam Concentration

Installation Case 2: A Sludge Pumping Problem

Installation Case 3: A Food Application—Soya Milk Processing

Installation Case 4: A Sanitary Application at a Bakery

Installation Case 5: Effluent Treatment

Installation Case 6: A Storm Water Runoff Application

Installation Case 7: A Sludge Application

Installation Case 8: A Sludge Treatment Application

Installation Case 9: Reliability is Key at a Food Processing Plant

Installation Case 10: Sewage Treatment at an Airport

Installation Case 11: Offshore Supply Vessels for Drilling Mud

Installation Case 12: Main Feed Pump Plus Additives

Installation Case 13: Vertical Orientation

Chapter 8 Troubleshooting

Before You Begin Troubleshooting

Information Gathering

Flow Loss or Low Flow

Loss of Suction

Low Discharge Pressure

Excessive Noise or Vibration

Excessive Power Usage

Rapid Pump Wear

PC Components in Service

Chapter 9 Progressing Cavity Pump Selection and Sizing

Example 1: Pump Sizing

Example 2: Pump Sizing

Metallic Stators

Chapter 10 Progressing Cavity Pump Startups

Pipe and Valves

Foundation, Alignment, and Rotation


Startup Spares


Last-Minute Startup Thoughts

Rotary Pump Startup Checklist

Chapter 11 Progressing Cavity Pump Overhaul Guide





No. of pages:
© Gulf Publishing Company 2005
1st May 2005
Gulf Publishing Company
Paperback ISBN:
eBook ISBN:

About the Authors

Lev Nelik

Jim Brennan

Ratings and Reviews