Handbook of Pumps and Pumping

1st Edition

Pumping Manual International

Authors: Brian Nesbitt
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856174763
eBook ISBN: 9780080549217
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 18th October 2006
Page Count: 424
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Written by an experienced engineer, this book contains practical information on all aspects of pumps including classifications, materials, seals, installation, commissioning and maintenance. In addition you will find essential information on units, manufacturers and suppliers worldwide, providing a unique reference for your desk, R&D lab, maintenance shop or library.

Key Features

  • Includes maintenance techniques, helping you get the optimal performance out of your pump and reducing maintenance costs
  • Will help you to understand seals, couplings and ancillary equipment, ensuring systems are set up properly to save time and money
  • Provides useful contacts for manufacturers and suppliers who specialise in pumps, pumping and ancillary equipment


Users of pumps and ancillary equipment in idustries such as the oil, petrochemical, chemical, pharamaceutical, food and utility.

Firmly directed at those involved in the specifying and purchasing of pumps and ancillary equipment.

Table of Contents

The Properties of Liquid. The Flow of Liquids. Pump Types and Classifications. Pumps and Piping Systems. Flow Regulation. Pump Materials. Seals for Pumps. Shaft Couplings for Pumps. Electric Motors for Pumps. Ancillary Products and Services. Testing and Quality Assurance. Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance. Economic Optimisation of Pumps. Pump Choice. Pump Application Examples. Pump Classification Guide. Units in Pump Technology. Guide to Manufacturers and Suppliers. Index.


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About the Author

Brian Nesbitt

Affiliations and Expertise

Pumping Consultant, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK